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From 30 March 2015 until after the UK general election you won’t be hearing much from us on social media. Find out why here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/general-election-2015-guidance-for-civil-servants
This guidance for civil servants explains how to remain impartial during the pre-election period.
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These are the handprints of Ebola survivors.

They were nursed back to health in Sierra Leone, at a British-built unit, backed by UK aid.

Every one represents a life saved.

Each one is a new mark of hope.

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Towards the end of 2014, 102 million people were estimated to be in need of humanitarian assistance. To address the global gap in humanitarian skills and build capacity of countries and local communities - together with Save the Children, KPMG, Norwegian Refugee Council and others - we supported the launch of the #HumanitarianLeadershipAcademy earlier this week.

The Humanitarian Leadership Academy, the world’s first academy for humanitarian relief, will train 100,000 aid workers from over 50 countries in organising rapid responses to disasters and emergencies. Visit http://www.humanitarianleadershipacademy.org/ to find out more.
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"I got involved to acquire coaching skills and to engage the community to educate them to stop violence against women and girls."

Meet Nixon Cheptinde from Mount Elgon, Kenya - one of several local football instructors and referees who are receiving training from expert Premier League coaches.

Under an innovative new partnership between DFID, the Premier League, and the British Council, the 47 trainee coaches will receive the skills and support they need to run grassroots fo...otball activities in their communities - working with young people to question the behaviours and attitudes that lead to high levels of violence against girls and women.

Find out more: http://t.co/vZgArqGr5y
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It’s Red Nose Day! Has your school been getting involved in the fun?

The government will double everything that your school has raised for #RND15, so together we can get 300,000 kids in Africa into education and learning.

Find out more: http://ow.ly/KixVY

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“I’d like my life to be beautiful & educated.”

12-year-old Suria from Zambia attends DFID-funded safe spaces, run by the Population Council.

At the weekly sessions she learns about health and financial issues and how to avoid child marriage. She’s determined to finish her education and become a pilot.

This International Women’s Day, we’re celebrating girls and women everywhere who are creating better lives for themselves and others by ending child marriage in a generation. Join us!

#childmarriage #IWD2015 #womensday
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It's official! The UK will spend 0.7% of its national income on aid and development - by law http://ow.ly/KQnhV

See the lifesaving progress UK aid has made over the last 4 years: http://ow.ly/KN1jM

Picture: Jessica Lea/DFID #UKaid #PowerofPoint7
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“I was overwhelmed with sadness, but now my morale is soaring.”

From Syria to safety - read Amira’s remarkable story of early marriage, conflict and recovery: http://ow.ly/KJXuW

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Maha feared for her children, so they fled #Syria. Find out how #UKaid and the International Rescue Committee is helping them in Lebanon: http://ow.ly/KlZNo #withSyria
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"A girl is a human being and she should be respected. A boy has the right to live his life the way he wants and a girl should too. The best solution is to educate the girls. Let's educate her and make her independent.

These are the inspiring words of girls' education rights campaigner and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Malala Yousafzai. She is calling for freedom for girls around the world, to go to school and be free of harmful social norms like #childmarriage and #FGM.

This International Women’s Day, we’re celebrating girls and women everywhere who are creating better lives for themselves and others by ending child marriage in a generation.

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"I think about the fear a girl child faces when she realises the man she has to marry is older than her father. What if that was me? I'm scared to think about that as a possibility for myself."

International actress and Plan International Girls' Rights Ambassador, Freida Pinto, called for more progress in the drive to abolish the practice of child marriage when she spoke at the Girl Summit.

This International Women’s Day, we’re celebrating girls and women everywhere who are creating better lives for themselves and others by ending child marriage in a generation.

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We lead the UK’s work to end extreme poverty.
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We're ending the need for aid by creating jobs, unlocking the potential of girls and women and helping to save lives when humanitarian emergencies hit.