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Sarah Brown

President of Theirworld and executive chair of the Global Business Coalition for Education

Sarah Brown is the president of Theirworld and executive chair of the Global Business Coalition for Education

The World Must Invest In Pre-Primary Education

A far greater proportion of resources needs to be targeted towards pre-primary education. This means a new approach to funding is needed to tackle the problem. It is time for governments and the international community to back up their words with actions. If they believe early child care and education is important - they must prove it. Prioritise it in education policies and allocate sufficient resources to get EVERY child in EVERY country into free, quality pre-primary education.
27/06/2017 17:46 BST

By #RewritingTheCode We Can Empower Young Women

If we want to see a future where no girl is left out of the classroom, the boardroom or the conversation then we need to start rewriting the code that is holding back girls and women, in the same way we can rewrite digital code.
07/03/2017 17:26 GMT

2017: A Year To Restore Hope For Children

The voices we heard in 2016 delivered unexpected political outcomes but I am not sure that we have yet fully understood what the message was. What is abundantly clear is that many people feel short-changed on hope. They want action. We must challenge our current circumstances both by acknowledging where we are and by calling for more and for better - better government, better funding and fairness, better life chances.Following an extraordinary year, here are my revised campaign priorities for the changed world in which we now live.
12/01/2017 17:32 GMT

The Importance of Investing in Girls' Education Seems to Have Dawned, at Long Last, on the International Community

80million children had their education affected by conflicts and natural disasters in 2015. Girls are particularly disadvantaged being 2.5 times more likely to be out of school than boys in countries affected by conflict. Alas, the devastating news does not stop there: the situation is getting worse instead of better due to increasingly dangerous geopolitics around the globe. We need to act urgently to ensure that girls are protected and don't become the immediate casualties each time a new crisis unfolds.
21/03/2016 09:24 GMT

How We're Ensuring Syria's Refugee Children in Lebanon Have the Opportunity to Learn

Lebanon has seen its population increase by 25% with 1.2million Syrians fleeing over the boarder to safety. This autumn​ nearly​ 200,000 Syrian refugee children in Lebanon have gone back to school as a result of the shift system, many for the first time since the conflict began, and ​during my visit, I​​​​​ wanted to see the difference this has made to their lives.
26/11/2015 08:00 GMT

A New Beginning for Children

Today some 60million children still do not see a single day at school. We must look at what we did right and what we did wrong in order to move forward with energy and purpose and not break promises again.
20/10/2015 16:19 BST

Prioritising Education - A New Chance for the Children of Nepal

We have an opportunity in Nepal to apply the best of what we have learned globally to be a partner saving lives and enabling the Nepali people to rebuild their country. The coordination of some of the greatest humanitarian and development leadership of our time will not only save lives, it can lead to increased resilience for the Nepali people. This will require that we leave 'business as usual' by prioritising and funding education in this response. And we should leave it behind permanently by creating a Global Humanitarian Fund for Education in Emergencies and increasing our ability to rapidly respond, coordinate and deliver education in ways that save lives now and for many years to come.
07/05/2015 10:00 BST

The Lessons of Rana Plaza: Tackling a Silent Crisis That Begins in Childhood

We must continue to fight for the rights of workers everywhere by ensuring that no one should be coerced or forced into unsafe work - especially not children - because that is all that is available to them. The children of the Rana Plaza disaster should be managing the factories of the future and their children should have options that those brave men and women never dreamed of. We will not get there until we ensure that all children everywhere have access to an education.
24/04/2015 17:27 BST

Mark International Women's Day by Getting Girls in School

Increasingly the attention on girls and women at the heart of social and economic development means that how girls are educated and what skills women bring to the workplace come to the fore. I have just returned from a remote and rural part of northern Ghana where I travelled with Sport Relief to see how the education projects they support - Voluntary Service Overseas and Afrikids, are making a difference for marginalised and vulnerable children.
07/03/2014 08:00 GMT

The White Ribbon Alliance in China

A mother will always fight for the best for her child; we must fight for the mother so she can do this. And by working together we can achieve this.
13/12/2011 22:49 GMT

Having It All - Not Just A Feminist Call Of The 1970s

Getting pregnant is still a phenomenally dangerous thing to do in a country like Sierra Leone which still does not have nearly enough qualified doctors or midwives; or Afghanistan where women and children pay a heavy price from both the conflict and their own low social status.
05/07/2011 09:57 BST