United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

  • A Advocate
  • F Funder
  • I Implementer
  • N Network
  • P Policymaker
  • R Researcher

Description

UNICEF works in over 190 countries and territories to save children’s lives, to defend their rights, and to help them fulfill their potential, from early childhood through adolescence. And we never give up. Child protection and inclusion: Every child has the right to grow up in a safe and inclusive environment UNICEF works with partners around the world to promote policies and expand access to services that protect all children. Child survival: Every child has the right to survive and thrive. UNICEF has helped reduce child mortality all over the world by working to reach the most vulnerable children, everywhere. Education: Every child has the right to learn. UNICEF works around the world to support quality learning for every girl and boy, especially those in greatest danger of being left behind. Social policy: Every child has the right to an equitable chance in life. UNICEF works around the world to reduce child poverty and shield girls and boys from its lifelong consequences. UNICEF in emergencies: UNICEF is on the ground before, during, and after emergencies, working to reach children and families with lifesaving aid and long-term assistance. Gender: Every girl has the right to fulfill her potential. UNICEF works all over the world to empower girls and women, and to ensure their full participation in political, social, and economic systems. Innovation for children: UNICEF works with partners in every sector to co-create innovative solutions that accelerate progress for children and young people. Supply and logistics: UNICEF delivers sustainable access to lifesaving supplies where they are most needed, accelerating results for the most vulnerable children. Research and analysis: UNICEF’s global programmes and initiatives are grounded in rigorous research and thoughtful analysis about the situation of children.

Primary Functions

  • Capacity building/Technical assistance
  • Networking/Convening
  • Policy Development/Implementation
  • Research - other
  • Research - policy analysis
  • Research - project evaluation

Secondary Functions

  • Networking/Convening

Geographic Scope

  • Global / regional

Areas of work Back to Top

Education topics addressed

Attainment

  • Post-secondary
  • Primary completion
  • Primary enrollment
  • Primary to secondary transition
  • Secondary completion
  • Secondary Enrollment

Other skills

  • Life skills/sexuality education
  • Rights/empowerment education
  • Social and emotional learning
  • Vocational training

Quality

  • School quality
  • School-related gender-based violence

Skills

  • Civics education
  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Other academic performance-related

Cross-cutting topics addressed

  • Adolescent pregnancy/childbearing
  • Early/child marriage
  • Economic/livelihoods (including savings/financial inclusion, etc.)
  • Female genital mutilation/cutting
  • Food/water security
  • HIV and STIs
  • Masculinities/boys
  • Migration
  • Nutrition
  • Other aspects of sexual and reproductive health
  • WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene)

Funders and partners Back to Top

Current girls' education partners

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Locations and contact information Back to Top

Website

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

Headquarters location(s)

  • New York, New York, United States of America

Office location(s)

  • United States of America

Contacts

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

Locations of current girls’ education work

Map showing countries (listed below) where the organization is involved with girls' education programs

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Projects Back to Top

Advocacy Campaign/Project

COVID-19: Policy Brief and Recommendations: Strengthening efforts to prevent and respond to school-related gender-based violence as schools reopen

Project/Program

Community-based education centers

Advocacy Campaign/Project

National Multi-Sectoral Coordination Framework for Adolescent Girls in Uganda

Project/Program

Girls’ Access to Education (GATE)

Project/Program

Early Childhood Development and Family (ECD&F) programme - Phase II

Advocacy Campaign/Project

Safe to Learn

Project/Program

Remote Learning Educational Response for COVID-19

Research Project/Report/Study

Adolescent Girls’ Voices on Enhancing their own Productivity

Project/Program

Inclusive Education Support Program

Project/Program

National Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) Curriculum Framework

Project/Program

The Reading and Numeracy Activity (RANA)

Project/Program

A Better School for Girls

Project/Program

Kids in Need of Desks (KIND) Fund Malawi

Project/Program

Education Plus Initiative

Advocacy Campaign/Project

Getting girls back to the classroom after COVID-19 school closures

Project/Program

Seeds For a Brighter Future

Project/Program

Construye T

Project/Program

Fighting Period Poverty— Monthly sanitary pad distributions at school

Project/Program

Rwanda National Gender Responsive Teacher Training Package

Funding Initiative/Portfolio

Program document for accelerated financing to the Central African Republic

Funding Initiative/Portfolio

Knowledge and Innovation Exchange (KIX)

Project/Program

DREAMS

Project/Program

Reforming the curriculum for improved learning in Burkina Faso

Project/Program

Zimbabwe Education Development Fund Phase II 2012 - 2019

Project/Program

Reinforcement of Parental Practices

Project/Program

The Zero Tolerance Project: Gender-based Violence Free Schools

Project/Program

Lebanon No Lost Generation Initiative (NLGI)

Funding Initiative/Portfolio

Pakistan: Expanding equal access to learning during coronavirus

Project/Program

Benin Faaba-COVID

Project/Program

UNICEF Inclusive Readings in Cabo Verde

Research Project/Report/Study

Children and COVID-19 Research Library

Project/Program

UNICEF Benin Country Report 2019

Project/Program

Rapariga Biz

Research Project/Report/Study

BALIKA (Bangladeshi Association for Life Skills, Income, and Knowledge for Adolescents)

Project/Program

UNICEF Mozambique Accelerated School Readiness Pilot Programme

Project/Program

Better Life for Girls (BLG) Ghana

Research Project/Report/Study

Operations Research on Keeping Girls in Schools to Reduce Child Marriage in Rural Bangladesh

Research Project/Report/Study

Building back equal: girls back to school guide

Advocacy Campaign/Project

UNICEF Pakistan Country Programme 2018-2022

Project/Program

Uganda Gender Unit Initiatives: Promotion of Girls' Education

Funding Initiative/Portfolio

Supporting education interventions in emergency situations in the DRC

Network/Convening/Conference

The Role of Gender Equality and Girls' Education in Times of COVID-19

Project/Program

Multi-Year Resilience Programme (MYRP) in Burkina Faso

Project/Program

The Gender-Responsive Pedagogy for Early Childhood Education (GRP4ECE) Toolkit

Project/Program

UKAID-USAID ACCELERE!

Research Project/Report/Study

Getting into the Game

Project/Program

UNICEF Breaking Barriers to Girls' Education: Chad

Research Project/Report/Study

Impact Evaluation of Malawi Social Cash Transfer Programme (SCTP)

Funding Initiative/Portfolio

Niger: Strengthening the Resilience of the Education System to Limit the Effects of COVID-19

Project/Program

Togo COVID-19 Education Response

Research Project/Report/Study

How many children and young people have internet access at home?

Research Project/Report/Study

Programming for equity: Including girls with disabilities in the return to school post-COVID-19

Funding Initiative/Portfolio

COVID-19 Funding Request and Program Document

Project/Program

Docentes por la Paz

Research Project/Report/Study

Reimagining Girls’ Education: Solutions to Keep Girls Learning in Emergencies

Research Project/Report/Study

Evaluation of World University Service of Canada’s Remedial Education Program in Dadaab and Kakuma in Kenya

Project/Program

Schools for Africa

Project/Program

Scaling up Family Planning in Tanzania

Advocacy Campaign/Project

Learning Must Go On: Recommendations for keeping children safe and learning, during and after the COVID-19 crisis

Advocacy Campaign/Project

Guidance on Distance Learning Modalities to Reach All Children and Youth During School Closures

Advocacy Campaign/Project

Alternate Learning Pathways (ALP) Programme

Project/Program

Let Us Learn

Advocacy Campaign/Project

Stand with adolescent girls and young women during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic

Network/Convening/Conference

Global Education Coalition

Project/Program

Education Response Plan for Refugees and Host Communities in Uganda

Project/Program

Improving Adolescents’ Lives in Afghanistan (IALA)

Project/Program

Girls Education Project (GEP) Phase 3

Project/Program

Speed School Program

Advocacy Campaign/Project

Ni Nyampinga

Project/Program

Global Programme to End Child Marriage

Project/Program

Virtual and Distance Learning COVID-19 Recovery and Resilience Program

Advocacy Campaign/Project

Gender at the Center Initiative (GCI)

Funding Initiative/Portfolio

Girls Secondary Education Trust Fund Malawi

Project/Program

UNICEF Gambia Education Program

Research Project/Report/Study

#SaveOurFuture Campaign

Research Project/Report/Study

Programmatic approaches to the gender-related impacts of COVID-19 on education: Lessons from 2020

Project/Program

Swachh Bharat: Swachh Vidyalaya (Clean India: Clean schools)

Project/Program

National Strategy for the Prevention of Teenage Pregnancy

Advocacy Campaign/Project

Framework for Reopening Schools

Research Project/Report/Study

Promoting Gender-Responsive Education Sector Plan

Project/Program

UNICEF - Cambodia Country Programme 2019–2023

Project/Program

School-Related Gender-Based Violence: A Whole School Approach Pilot Initiative

Project/Program

Support program for the continuity of learning in the face of the pandemic COVID-19

Project/Program

Leh Wi Learn - Sierra Leone Secondary Education Improvement Programme

Research Project/Report/Study

Empowerment and Livelihood for Adolescents in Sierra Leone

Project/Program

YEGNA (Ours) Program

Project/Program

Puntland State Education Sector Strategy 2017-2020

Project/Program

Education Programme

Funding Initiative/Portfolio

COVID-19 Fast Track Funding

Project/Program

Re-integration of Adolescent Mothers Programme

Project/Program

Balochistan Education Project

Advocacy Campaign/Project

Averting a lost COVID generation

Project/Program

Educational Resources with Gender Lens for the Educational Community

Project/Program

Gender Equitable Education Programme (GEEP)

Research Project/Report/Study

Cameroon Education Response to School-Based Gender-Based Violence

Project/Program

The Zambian Girls 2030: Realising My Potential initiative

Project/Program

Multi-Year Education Response in Central African Republic

Project/Program

Unlocking Talent Through Technology

Project/Program

General Education, Ethiopia

Funding Initiative/Portfolio

COVID-19 Accelerated Funding Program

Project/Program

Operation Come To School Project

Project/Program

Support Program for the Continuity of Learning in Emergency Situations (PACASU-TUBARAMIRE)

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