Emma Gries

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Girls' Education

Girls' Rights

Education in emergencies

Wars, conflicts and natural disasters spare no children. In fact, children suffer the most. In countries affected by emergencies, children often lose …

International Day of the Girl Child: Getting girls in the classroom and keeping them there

On 19 December, 2011, the United Nations General Assembly declared 11 October as the International Day of the Girl Child to recognise girls’ rights …

Educating Girls for Healthier Communities

The time of day after school lets out is rarely a calm time in the Emergency Department. On one particularly busy night I treated a brave 8-year-old girl who, even though she had broken her arm just an hour earlier, showed not a sign of pain or tears, and held me with a stern gaze. The whole time …

In Madrid, Michelle Obama calls for global fight against gender inequality

US First Lady praises Spain’s Queen Letizia and tells young girls they are lucky to live in a country that gives them opportunities<p>Speaking to a …