Explainers

A World at School

Learn more about A World at School, the global movement that unites people who believe every child deserves to go to school.

Child labour

Learn what child labour is and why it affects millions of children all over the world. The work that children do may prevent them from going to school, it may be hazardous, illegal or affect their physical and mental well-being.

Child marriage

Learn what child marriage is and why it is a global problem. Understand how it can disrupt girls' educations and the steps that can be taken to tackle the issue.

Child nutrition (early childhood development)

An explanation of child nutrition and how it contributes to allowing children's brains and bodies to develop properly.

Child soldiers

Any girl or boy below the age of 18 who is recruited or used by an armed force or armed group, in any capacity is known as a child soldier.

Child trafficking

Find out about the extent of child trafficking and the steps that are being taken to address it.

Childcare (early childhood development)

Learn about why childcare is such an important issue. it affects families and communities across the globe, especially in poor or disadvantaged communities, preventing children from reaching their full potential in education and in life.

Children with disabilities

Children with disabilities are more likely to miss out on school than other children - and about global commitments to overcome the barriers and give inclusive education to all children.

Early childhood development

Learn about how early childhood development supports children’s nurturing care and development from birth to age five- and how Theirworld is campaigning for urgent action to make sure all children have access to the full range of nurturing care.

Education Cannot Wait Fund

The Education Cannot Wait fund is the first global fund to give vital support to children who are affected by humanitarian emergencies including conflicts, natural disasters and other crises. All children have the right to receive an education, including those in emergencies.

Education Commission

Find more information about the structure, objectives and work of the Education Commission.

Education funding

Why there is a global gap in education funding and how this threatens the goal of all girls and boys getting a quality primary and secondary education.

Education in emergencies

Find out why education is vital to millions of children affected by humanitarian emergencies across the world.

Education Youth Ambassadors

Learn about who the Education Youth Ambassadors are and what they do to achieve the aim of good quality education for all children in Pakistan.

Girls' education

Discover more about the barriers - such as child marriage and cultural discrimination - that stop millions of girls from going to school.

Global Business Coalition for Education

About the Global Business Coalition for Education, which brings the business community together to accelerate progress in delivering quality education to all children and youth.

Global Faiths Coalition for Education

Learn more about the work of the Global Faiths Coalition for Education (GFC Education)

Global Youth Ambassadors

Global Youth Ambassadors are a worldwide network of 500 young people in more than 80 countries who are supporting the movement to get every child into school and learning.

Health and education convergence

Learn about health and education convergence, where the idea came from and how it works in practice.

Learning through play (early childhood development)

Find out about the importance of learning through play and the serious issues if a young child is not given enough opportunity to play.

Malala Yousafzai’s speech at the Youth Takeover of the United Nations

On 12 July 2013, Malala Yousafzai spoke at the UN to call for worldwide access to education. It was her first public speech, leading the first ever Youth Takeover of the UN, with an audience of over 500 young education advocates from around the world. Malala's advocacy has since grown into an international movement.

Refugees and internally displaced people

Refugees and internally displaced children often do not have access to education or schools. This page defines the difference between refugees and internally displaced people, and describes several ways they may be supported.

Right to education

Find out what we mean by the right to education and how important it is that every child is able to get a quality education without discrimination.

Safe pregnancy and birth

Learn about the importance of safe pregnancy and childbirth for women in the poorest nations - and how without it death and disadvantage are likely outcomes.