Between September 2021 and March 2022, Girls Not Brides: The Global Partnership to End Child Marriage is mobilising a global movement through the Power to Girls campaign. As part of Girls Not Brides’ EOL-funded project, a number of organisations in West and Central Africa have been selected to receive small grants to carry out their own campaigns linked to Power to Girls.

The Regional Management Unit of Education Out Loud for Latin America and the Caribbean launches a call for expression of interest to expand and confirm the pool of Learning Partners in the region.

Oxfam IBIS invites applications from expert organizations or institutions (NGOs, INGOs, Academic/Research, Consultancies, etc.), or consortiums of such organizations, who will act as Global Learning Partners (GLPs) to support EOL as a whole. Applications should be received no later than 10 November (CEST).

Quality of education all over the Democratic Republic of the Congo is low, as is the financial means to mend the pieces. However, thanks to partners within the National Education Coalition, politicians and the DRC public have shifted their views on aspects of education that might pave the way for change.

Improving girls’ rights to education is one of the main goals of the Tanzanian national education coalition. In one community, a small group of parents are coming together to ensure their girls are able to stay in school.

Comprehensive sexual education is needed to solve some of the most urgent problems in Bolivia. To push for this change, the Bolivian Campaign for the Right to Education must first try to break taboos around sex – luckily, they may have found a way to do so.

In preparation for a GPE decision on extending EOL operational Component 1 to 2022-23, the GPE Secretariat commissioned a rapid review of OC1. The report was prepared in June-July 2021 and was submitted to GPE secretariat in August. You can read the full report on the GPE website (in English); summaries in Spanish and French are also available.

On September 2, the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) approved an additional US$17.3 million for Education Out Loud to support national education coalitions in their education advocacy and social accountability work.

Girls’ access to education around the world is improving steadily. However, in the experience of the national education coalition, GNECC in Ghana, access is only the first step towards transforming gender structures in the formal education system of Ghana.

During 2020 the number of displaced people worldwide set new records, highlighting the need for immediate action to secure education in displacement. Civil society plays a key role in addressing the devastating impacts of displacement on children’s continued learning.