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  1. Trade union rights are human rights 2021-03-30

    "Today, solidarity with women is a fight for democracy”, by Sławomir Broniarz.

    Currently, women and LGBTI people in Poland face a very difficult situation. However, it would be wrong and short-sighted to see attacks on women or LGBTI people as the problem of a single country or of one radically conservative government that seeks to establish an authoritarian regime. Poland is not...

    Read more "Today, solidarity with women is a fight for democracy”, by Sławomir Broniarz.
  2. Equity and inclusion 2021-03-19

    Women power unions: Advancing women’s leadership at the 65th Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women

    The 65th Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women is taking place online between the 15th and the 26th of March. Delegates from Education International and other global unions are taking part in the Session to advance women’s full and effective participation in public life.

    Read more Women power unions: Advancing women’s leadership at the 65th Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women
  3. Equity and inclusion 2021-03-07

    “Take the Long View: Scaling the Staircase of Women’s Equality”, by Dianne Woloschuk.

    What a difference a year makes! If someone had told me on March 8th, 2020, that news cycles and my personal life would focus for a year on wearing masks, hand hygiene, physical distancing, and vaccines, I would have been hard pressed to believe it. Without question, the Covid-19 pandemic...

    Read more “Take the Long View: Scaling the Staircase of Women’s Equality”, by Dianne Woloschuk.
  4. Trade union rights are human rights 2021-03-04

    New Zealand: Trade union promotes women's leadership in the education sector

    Women’s leadership in the education sector was the focus of the Women in Leadership Summit organised in New Zealand by the Post Primary Teachers' Association (PPTA).

    Read more New Zealand: Trade union promotes women's leadership in the education sector
  5. Trade union rights are human rights 2021-02-05

    Cape Verde: No to COVID-19 and gender-based violence in schools!

    The Federaçao Caboverdiana dos Professores (FECAP) in Cape Verde is campaigning to provide educators with sufficient tools to fight the COVID-19 outbreak and gender-based violence in education institutions.

    Read more Cape Verde: No to COVID-19 and gender-based violence in schools!
  6. Equity and inclusion 2021-01-06

    Argentina: Educator unions involved in successful push towards legalisation of abortion

    Education International’s Argentinian affiliates, together with their trade union centres, were part of a women’s cross-sectoral/political/social network, which actively campaigned for the national Parliament to adopt a law legalising abortion.

    Read more Argentina: Educator unions involved in successful push towards legalisation of abortion
  7. Equity and inclusion 2020-12-10

    #16dayscampaign | “When teachers’ unions take action, schools become safer for everyone”, by madeleine kennedy-macfoy (EI) and Rex Fyles (Gender at Work).

    Gender-based violence in and around schools poses big challenges to education unions and their members. Because everyone in and around schools – teachers, students, education support personnel - can be both perpetrator and victim of such violence, school-related gender-based violence (SRGBV) is a violation of both the right to quality...

    Read more #16dayscampaign | “When teachers’ unions take action, schools become safer for everyone”, by madeleine kennedy-macfoy (EI) and Rex Fyles (Gender at Work).
  8. Equity and inclusion 2020-12-04

    #16dayscampaign | “Mobilising the community to prevent school dropout among girls following COVID-19 school closures”, by Joan Aja (UNATU, Uganda).

    Uganda National Teachers’ Union (UNATU) is implementing a girl child education project called Simameni Project supported by the Canadian Teachers’ Federation and funded by Global Affairs Canada. The five-year project is intended to increase girls’ access to secondary school education, and to ensure retention and completion. The project has a...

    Read more #16dayscampaign | “Mobilising the community to prevent school dropout among girls following COVID-19 school closures”, by Joan Aja (UNATU, Uganda).
  9. Equity and inclusion 2020-12-01

    #16dayscampaign | "Gender-Based Violence in Paraguay: The Other Pandemic", by Paola Giménez (OTEP AUTÉNTICA).

    Within the framework of a profoundly sexist culture, the phenomenon of gender-based violence is linked to violence against women, children and adolescents, particularly those from the poorest sectors of society and those belonging to indigenous communities. Paraguay has one of the highest rates of child sexual abuse in South America:...

    Read more #16dayscampaign | "Gender-Based Violence in Paraguay: The Other Pandemic", by Paola Giménez (OTEP AUTÉNTICA).
  10. Equity and inclusion 2020-11-25

    #16dayscampaign | “Union Responses to Increased Gender-based Violence during Covid-related Lockdowns in Kenya”, by Alice Tuei (KNUT).

    In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, with the closure of learning institutions and other measures undertaken by the Kenyan Government to prevent transmission within communities and families, cases of gender-based violence (GBV) increased drastically within the communities.

    Read more #16dayscampaign | “Union Responses to Increased Gender-based Violence during Covid-related Lockdowns in Kenya”, by Alice Tuei (KNUT).
  11. Equity and inclusion 2020-11-09

    “What about Convention No. 190 in Tunisia? Eliminating Violence and Harassment in the World of Work”, by Emna Aouadi.

    In June 2019, the ILO adopted Convention 190 concerning the elimination of violence and harassment in the world of work. Unions have long called for an instrument of this nature. We welcome the adoption of this Convention.

    Read more “What about Convention No. 190 in Tunisia? Eliminating Violence and Harassment in the World of Work”, by Emna Aouadi.
  12. Equity and inclusion 2020-10-29

    Statement | Global Day of Action for Care

    Unions and civil society mobilising to demand investments in care for building more inclusive, accessible, resilient, and caring economies.

    Read more Statement | Global Day of Action for Care
  13. Standards and working conditions 2020-10-26

    Global Day of Action for Care: Education unions join global call for increased investment in the care sector

    On 29 October, the Global Day of Action for Care, Education International will join in the global trade union call for decent working conditions and fair pay for care workers. This global call recognises the enormous contribution to society being made by workers across the health, care, and education sectors,...

    Read more Global Day of Action for Care: Education unions join global call for increased investment in the care sector
  14. Equity and inclusion 2020-06-19

    Lessons from union programme against gender-based violence essential during the Covid-19 pandemic

    Alarming reports of an exponential increase of gender-based violence have emerged from all regions of the world, since full or partial lockdowns were imposed in most countries over the last three months in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Education unions have mobilised to combat this worrying trend.

    Read more Lessons from union programme against gender-based violence essential during the Covid-19 pandemic
  15. Trade union rights are human rights 2020-06-17

    The Gambia: Social dialogue at heart of COVID-19 response

    The Gambia Teachers Union has been proactive in its advocacy and activities in response to the COVID-19 epidemic as it turns its focus to guaranteeing a safe return to schools and quality education for all.

    Read more The Gambia: Social dialogue at heart of COVID-19 response
  16. Equity and inclusion 2020-06-04

    “Enhancing the status of female dominated occupations”, by Pauline Schnegg.

    The Greek god Kairos represents an opportunity to be seized in the guise of a young man who is naked, but sports a tuft of hair on his head. When he comes within our reach, one of three things can happen: we do not see him; we see him but...

    Read more “Enhancing the status of female dominated occupations”, by Pauline Schnegg.
  17. Trade union rights are human rights 2020-05-05

    Latin America: Women Education Workers Unite in the Face of Pandemic

    Representatives from the gender, equity and equality units of EI member unions across Latin America were invited by the regional office to participate in a virtual meeting last Wednesday to reflect on the situation of women in general, and women educators in particular, in the time of COVID-19.

    Read more Latin America: Women Education Workers Unite in the Face of Pandemic
  18. Equity and inclusion 2020-04-29

    “Transforming economies and the financing of public education post-COVID”, by David Archer.

    Public health and public education systems that have been underfunded for a generation are being overwhelmed by COVID-19. We are just now beginning to see the scale of the impact this will have on low income countries and on girls and women in particular. Much of the burden of caring...

    Read more “Transforming economies and the financing of public education post-COVID”, by David Archer.
  19. Standards and working conditions 2020-04-29

    Jordan: Non-payment of teacher salaries in the private sector affecting mainly women

    Despite continuing their work online, teachers in private schools in Jordan are not being paid their full salaries. Most of the teachers affected are women. Education International urges the Jordanian government to guarantee the fundamental rights of teachers and education workers and update national legislation to prohibit gender discrimination at...

    Read more Jordan: Non-payment of teacher salaries in the private sector affecting mainly women
  20. Equity and inclusion 2020-04-01

    “Joined up Action Needed: Gender and Schooling in the Time of COVID 19”, by Elaine Unterhalter.

    More than 1.5 billion children worldwide are out of school due to COVID 19 and we don't know for how long. As yet there is no gender disaggregation of these figures. This shock comes at a time when, slowly, the number of children enrolling and completing school was beginning to...

    Read more “Joined up Action Needed: Gender and Schooling in the Time of COVID 19”, by Elaine Unterhalter.
  21. Equity and inclusion 2020-03-10

    Global Unions respond to disappointing Political Declaration adopted by Member States at the scaled back 64th Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women

    The 64th Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women was to take place in New York City over the next two weeks, starting yesterday (March 9th). However, due to the COVID19 outbreak, the Commission convened for a one-day procedural meeting yesterday and the Session was suspended until...

    Read more Global Unions respond to disappointing Political Declaration adopted by Member States at the scaled back 64th Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women
  22. Equity and inclusion 2020-03-06

    International Women’s Day: Education unions mobilise to energise the global push for gender equality

    2020 marks 25 years since the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, the world’s most progressive blueprint for advancing women’s rights. While considerable progress has been made, gender equality has not been achieved in any country. Education International’s Women in Education initiative aims to energise the fight...

    Read more International Women’s Day: Education unions mobilise to energise the global push for gender equality
  23. Equity and inclusion 2020-03-06

    Beijing +25: ‘There is Only Collective Action for a Collective Solution’

    2020 is an auspicious year for women’s rights: the world will look back on what was agreed twenty-five years ago at the 4th UN World Conference on Women in Beijing, China. The Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action is widely viewed as ‘the world’s most progressive blue-print’ on the rights...

    Read more Beijing +25: ‘There is Only Collective Action for a Collective Solution’
  24. Fighting the commercialisation of education 2020-02-06

    Arab educators tackle diverse challenges to education and teachers in their region

    At a recent meeting, the Committee of the Education International’s Arab Countries Cross Regional Structure reaffirmed their commitment to fight education privatisation and defend democracy in the region. Committee members reported on the challenges faced in their national settings, discussed recent union activities, and strategised for future action and campaigns.

    Read more Arab educators tackle diverse challenges to education and teachers in their region
  25. Equity and inclusion 2019-12-06

    Latin America: Women’s network reaffirms fight against discrimination

    The Education International Latin America (EILA) Network of Women Education Workers held its regional meeting in Curitiba, Brazil, on 2 and 3 December. Representatives of Latin American trade union organizations affiliated to EILA met to discuss the regional situation and the political role of women.

    Read more Latin America: Women’s network reaffirms fight against discrimination
  26. Equity and inclusion 2019-12-06

    #RatifyC190 “Strong will”, by Destaye Tadesse.

    On 25 November – the International Day for the Elimination of Gender-based Violence - we called on governments to immediately ratify ILO Convention 190 on violence and harassment in the world of work. The Convention is the result of 10 years of mobilisation and activism by the global trade union...

    Read more #RatifyC190 “Strong will”, by Destaye Tadesse.
  27. Equity and inclusion 2019-12-04

    #RatifyC190 “Quashed dreams”, by Eringu Etonu.

    On 25 November – the International Day for the Elimination of Gender-based Violence - we called on governments to immediately ratify ILO Convention 190 on violence and harassment in the world of work. The Convention is the result of 10 years of mobilisation and activism by the global trade union...

    Read more #RatifyC190 “Quashed dreams”, by Eringu Etonu.
  28. Equity and inclusion 2019-10-11

    International Day of the Girl: educators celebrate the power of girls to change the world

    The global education union movement applauds the momentous activism and leadership of girls around the world. Educators pledge to continue working to empower girls by promoting the inalienable right of every girl to free quality education and by pushing to end school-related gender-based violence. Read David Edwards' statement on the...

    Read more International Day of the Girl: educators celebrate the power of girls to change the world
  29. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2019-10-09

    #youngteachers “Trade unions at your side!”, by Michal Horník (ČMOS-PS, Czech Republic).

    I have been working in the education sector for five years. It is not a long time but it is not a short time either. I have spent a lot of good time teaching students, cooperating with my colleagues and participating in trade union activities - the activities of The...

    Read more #youngteachers “Trade unions at your side!”, by Michal Horník (ČMOS-PS, Czech Republic).
  30. Equity and inclusion 2019-09-20

    European education trade unions address gender equality through social dialogue project

    The European Trade Union Committee for Education, the European region of Education International, wraps up successful project on social dialogue and gender equality in teaching by launching research findings and a good practice database at Bucharest Conference.

    Read more European education trade unions address gender equality through social dialogue project
  31. Equity and inclusion 2019-08-28

    Argentina: CONADU takes measures to advance LGBTI rights

    In August 2019, the Federation of University Teachers (Federación de Docentes Universitarios -CONADU) adopted a new protocol on discrimination, harassment and violence on grounds of gender or sexual orientation, perpetrated by their members.

    Read more Argentina: CONADU takes measures to advance LGBTI rights
  32. Equity and inclusion 2019-06-25

    ILO: EI celebrates the adoption of the ILO Convention on Violence and Harassment (C.190)

    The outcome of ten years concerted campaigning by trade unions and allied civil society groups, the new ILO Convention on Violence and Harassment (Convention 190) and Recommendation (R206) are wide-reaching labour standards.

    Read more ILO: EI celebrates the adoption of the ILO Convention on Violence and Harassment (C.190)
  33. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2019-06-11

    “Prohibiting violence and harassment in the world of work”, by David Edwards.

    More than 800 million women have experienced some form of violence and harassment, ranging from physical assault to verbal abuse, bullying and intimidation. #MeToo and similar movements have helped expose the scale of the problem in the world of work, encouraging women to speak out and demand justice. Whilst women...

    Read more “Prohibiting violence and harassment in the world of work”, by David Edwards.
  34. Equity and inclusion 2019-05-16

    “Education Support Personnel: Shining light on the invisible workforce”, by Philippa Butler.

    Education Support Personnel (ESP) are a vital part of the education workforce. They help to do all the background tasks and hidden duties that ensure that teachers can teach and students can learn. Together with teachers and school leaders, ESP are responsible for creating and sustaining a school culture where...

    Read more “Education Support Personnel: Shining light on the invisible workforce”, by Philippa Butler.
  35. Equity and inclusion 2019-04-12

    Nepal: women education unionists develop leadership skills in the union, schools, and society

    The Women’s Department of the Nepal National Teachers' Association has organised a training of trainers for leadership development in the union, schools and society for women members, with the objective of providing them with a gender specific agenda.

    Read more Nepal: women education unionists develop leadership skills in the union, schools, and society
  36. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2019-03-28

    UNCSW63’s positive outcomes for women’s human rights to social protection systems, quality public services, including education, and sustainable infrastructure

    The women workers’ delegation, including education unionists, welcomes the Agreed Conclusions of the 63rd session of the Commission on the Status of Women, which includes positive language on education and social protection systems.

    Read more UNCSW63’s positive outcomes for women’s human rights to social protection systems, quality public services, including education, and sustainable infrastructure
  37. Trade union rights are human rights 2019-03-14

    Stop gender-based violence in the world of work!

    Union women and feminist allies take the campaign for the adoption of an International Labour Organisation’s Convention to the 63rd Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women.

    Read more Stop gender-based violence in the world of work!
  38. Trade union rights are human rights 2019-03-13

    The #CSW63 Diaries

    Michelle Codrington-Rogers, Junior Vice-President of the National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers (NASUWT)/UK, is currently an EI delegate to the 63rd Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW63). Follow the event through the eyes of teacher unionist on her blog. (https://mcn--nasuwt.blogspot.com/?m=1)

    Read more The #CSW63 Diaries
  39. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2019-03-08

    #IWD2019 #Education Voices: “The Political Participation of Women and Their Prominent Role in Brazil’s Trade Union Movement”, by Fátima da Silva.

    Until recently, women in Latin America had achieved unprecedented levels of political participation with the election of women presidents in several countries in the region. Dilma Rousseff (2011–2016), Cristina Kirchner (2007–2015) and Michelle Bachelet (2006–2010 and 2014–2018) all served two terms as elected presidents in Brazil, Argentina and Chile, respectively....

    Read more #IWD2019 #Education Voices: “The Political Participation of Women and Their Prominent Role in Brazil’s Trade Union Movement”, by Fátima da Silva.
  40. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2019-03-08

    International Women’s Day: education unionists push for the adoption of a binding Convention and Recommendation on violence against women and men in the world of work

    To mark this year’s International Women’s Day, Education International and its member organisations recognise women’s contributions to the worlds’ societies, celebrate their achievements, renew their commitment to advancing gender equality within unions, in education and in society, and urge governments worldwide to adopt a binding Convention and Recommendation on Violence...

    Read more International Women’s Day: education unionists push for the adoption of a binding Convention and Recommendation on violence against women and men in the world of work
  41. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2019-03-07

    #IWD2019 #Education Voices: “A gender perspective is an integral part of education unions' child labour projects”, by Nora Wintour

    As part of a research project on the most effective practices related to the implementation of activities against child labour by education unions commissioned by AOb and EI, I recently had the privilege to carry out field missions in Uganda, Morocco, Albania and Mali – at first glance not countries...

    Read more #IWD2019 #Education Voices: “A gender perspective is an integral part of education unions' child labour projects”, by Nora Wintour
  42. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2019-03-06

    #IWD2019 #Education Voices : “It All Starts With Good Teachers: Women’s Leadership in Education & in Unions”, by Johanna Jaara Åstrand

    When I first joined the union, what attracted me was not so much the suggestion that the union was there to protect me if something should happen to me in my professional life. My motivation was more that the union was a place where I could make things happen together...

    Read more #IWD2019 #Education Voices : “It All Starts With Good Teachers: Women’s Leadership in Education & in Unions”, by Johanna Jaara Åstrand
  43. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2019-03-05

    #IWD2019 #Education Voices: “Educating Girls Matters: How You Can Help Change the World”, by Kayce Freed Jennings

    This is true: educating girls will change the world. We know that. So why, then, are there still 130 million girls out of school and what can we do about it? What can you, as educators, do about it? What can your students do?

    Read more #IWD2019 #Education Voices: “Educating Girls Matters: How You Can Help Change the World”, by Kayce Freed Jennings
  44. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2019-03-04

    #IWD2019 #Education Voices: "The Role of Education in South Africa’s Struggle Against Gender Based Violence", by Dorcus Sekabate

    The late world renowned South African statesman and first democratically elected President Nelson Mandela once said; “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”. As an educator, these words have been a driving inspiration for my overall outlook on the profession and on what...

    Read more #IWD2019 #Education Voices: "The Role of Education in South Africa’s Struggle Against Gender Based Violence", by Dorcus Sekabate
  45. Leading the profession 2019-02-19

    “Evidence-based labour activities for gender equality and the rights to gender and reproductive health”, by Yoshiko Norimatsu.

    The Japan Teachers’ Union contributes to achieving gender-related rights through its programmes and policies focused on the rights of female educators. A recent JTU research, for example, has shown how terms of employment are interlinked with reproductive health and childcare challenges.

    Read more “Evidence-based labour activities for gender equality and the rights to gender and reproductive health”, by Yoshiko Norimatsu.
  46. Trade union rights are human rights 2018-12-21

    Asian women union leaders join forces to combat bullying and sexual harassment in schools

    Top women education unionists from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations have taken stock of their 2018 activities focusing on anti-bullying and research on sexual harassment, and adopted a 2019 action plan to push forward action.

    Read more Asian women union leaders join forces to combat bullying and sexual harassment in schools
  47. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2018-12-19

    SDG4 & education for sustainable development: Why we should celebrate an apparent failure? By Antonia Wulff

    The expert group in charge of the SDG indicators rejected the proposed measurement strategy for target 4.7 on education for sustainable development, human rights and global citizenship. A dramatic turn in the SDGs serial but is it really as disastrous as it seems? And what does this mean in practice?

    Read more SDG4 & education for sustainable development: Why we should celebrate an apparent failure? By Antonia Wulff
  48. Fighting the commercialisation of education 2018-12-13

    Philippines: union leaders united around gender equality and improving campaign capacities

    The annual evaluation and planning meeting of the Philippines’s women’s network bringing together Education International’s affiliates in this country has taken stock of gender and diversity issues and reinforced the education unions’ capacities and advocacy skills.

    Read more Philippines: union leaders united around gender equality and improving campaign capacities
  49. Equity and inclusion 2018-11-22

    25 November’s call to action: Eliminating gender-based violence and harassment in the world of work

    Education International’s General Secretary has called on all member organisations to take action to ensure their governments support the adoption of a binding International Labour organisation’s Convention and Recommendation on gender-based violence in the world of work.

    Read more 25 November’s call to action: Eliminating gender-based violence and harassment in the world of work
  50. Equity and inclusion 2018-11-06

    Ivory Coast’s Education Minister and advocate for women’s rights welcomes EI Africa Women’s Roundtable

    Education International’s (EI) Africa Women’s Roundtable was warmly welcomed by the Honourable Kandia Camara, Côte d’Ivoire’s Minister of National Education and Technical and Vocational Education and Training, as well as a teacher, former unionist and alumni of the earliest iteration of the EI African Women in Education Network.

    Read more Ivory Coast’s Education Minister and advocate for women’s rights welcomes EI Africa Women’s Roundtable
  51. Trade union rights are human rights 2018-10-31

    Philippines: teacher unions commit to take action for inclusion and safe schools for all

    Educators from Education International’s Filipino affiliates have crafted action plans aiming to embrace diversity and promote safe schools for all, including lesbian, gay, transgender and intersex teachers and learners, as a follow-up to the 2017 Resolution on Advancing LGBTI Rights of Education International’s Asia-Pacific region.

    Read more Philippines: teacher unions commit to take action for inclusion and safe schools for all
  52. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2018-10-10

    Global support for education access and quality at UNGA

    At the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York, USA, in September, Education International (EI) ensured that quality education and teachers’ voices were part of the conversation among the world leaders present.

    Read more Global support for education access and quality at UNGA
  53. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2018-09-26

    New Zealand: Historic pay equity deal in education signed

    Hundreds of women working in education in New Zealand have achieved a pay rise of up to 30 per cent in a historic settlement for pay equity.

    Read more New Zealand: Historic pay equity deal in education signed
  54. Equity and inclusion 2018-09-10

    Building more women education union leadership in the Pacific!

    Women education trade unionists have reflected on and developed strategies to increase the influence and participation of women in trade unions, education systems and societies in the Pacific region.

    Read more Building more women education union leadership in the Pacific!
  55. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2018-09-07

    Southern Africa: young female education unionists will strive for quality education for all

    The recent Southern Africa Women in Education Network’s gender training and advocacy workshop was an excellent opportunity for young female education unionists to enhance their leadership and mobilisation skills, discuss tackling gender issues, and contributing to achieving the UN sustainable development goals.

    Read more Southern Africa: young female education unionists will strive for quality education for all
  56. Fighting the commercialisation of education 2018-07-04

    Defending the right to education! Latin American teachers’ unions fighting against making education a business, by Gabriela Sancho

    What is becoming increasingly significant in the rest of the world has long since been reality in Latin America; education as a business. To get parents to send their children to fee-paying private schools and students to attend expensive private universities, the public education system has had to be maligned...

    Read more Defending the right to education! Latin American teachers’ unions fighting against making education a business, by Gabriela Sancho
  57. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2018-06-27

    Chile: educators stand up against sexism, harassment, abuse and discrimination in education

    Thousands of Chilean educators, students and activists have reaffirmed their support to building a new education system, that is non-sexist and free of violence, abuse and discrimination. Education unionists mobilise to fight gender violence in the classroom

    Read more Chile: educators stand up against sexism, harassment, abuse and discrimination in education
  58. Climate action and literacy 2018-06-07

    EDD2018: Gender issues in education highlighted

    Education International’s representatives have stressed the need to eradicate violence in and around schools and other educational settings, and recruit and retain more women to the teaching profession at this year’s European Development Days.

    Read more EDD2018: Gender issues in education highlighted
  59. Equity and inclusion 2018-05-04

    Reflections on the 62nd session of the Commission on the Status of Women, by Ann Mari Milo Lorentzen & Gro Hartveit

    This year, Union of Education (Norway) had two political leaders as a part of Education International’s delegation to CSW62 in New York. We, Ann Mari Milo Lorentzen and Gro Hartveit, members of Union of Education (UEN)’s Executive Board, participated for the first time. We arrived on the 10th of March...

    Read more Reflections on the 62nd session of the Commission on the Status of Women, by Ann Mari Milo Lorentzen & Gro Hartveit
  60. Trade union rights are human rights 2018-03-16

    CSW 62: education trade unionists push for achievement of gender equality and empowerment of rural women and girls

    Participants from Education International’s member organisations were among the over 100 trade unionists from 42 countries at the 62nd Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women, which got underway in New York on 12 March.

    Read more CSW 62: education trade unionists push for achievement of gender equality and empowerment of rural women and girls
  61. Equity and inclusion 2018-03-09

    #8March: The issue of gender in Moroccan education

    The notion of gender equality and the concept of gender have been concerns for human rights, and women’s rights activists in particular, throughout the post-colonial era.

    Read more #8March: The issue of gender in Moroccan education
  62. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2018-03-09

    #8March: Female leadership, strong unionism: a higher education perspective

    In the past, women were rarely able to attend university. It was only in the 20th century that the growing number of women undertaking university courses began to significantly impact the demographics of graduates of higher education. However, much like in the workplace, the acceptance of women in higher education...

    Read more #8March: Female leadership, strong unionism: a higher education perspective
  63. Equity and inclusion 2018-03-08

    #8March: Takeaways from EI World Women’s Conference

    Attending the 2018 3rd Education International World Women’s Conference in Marrakech, Morocco, was not only my first time outside of the United States, but also my first time at an Education International event. Truth be told, I had only just heard of Education International at last summer’s National Education Association...

    Read more #8March: Takeaways from EI World Women’s Conference
  64. Equity and inclusion 2018-03-07

    #8March: Men in Support of Women’s Leadership in Education Unions, by Frank Jones

    The General Secretary of my union, the Irish Federation of University Teachers (IFUT), is a woman – Joan Donegan – and it has been a privilege to witness her leadership style. It is a style of encouragement and motivation, rather than the directing and instructing style traditionally adopted by many...

    Read more #8March: Men in Support of Women’s Leadership in Education Unions, by Frank Jones
  65. Equity and inclusion 2018-03-07

    #8March: UK Union UCU addresses gender inequity head on

    Reducing gender disparity in pay and campaigning around issues of sexual harassment and violence against women in the workplace are two key areas focused on by the UK’s University and College Union (UCU).

    Read more #8March: UK Union UCU addresses gender inequity head on
  66. Future of work in education 2018-03-06

    Algerian unions work towards increased gender equality

    Algerian education unions are working with Education International to address gender equality issues in their unions as part of a capacity development programme.

    Read more Algerian unions work towards increased gender equality
  67. Equity and inclusion 2018-02-07

    EI World Women's Conference: Finding a way through the labyrinth

    Tools and strategies to help women reach leadership positions in the different educational sectors were the focus on the second day of Education International’s third World Women’s Conference.

    Read more EI World Women's Conference: Finding a way through the labyrinth
  68. Equity and inclusion 2018-02-06

    Women leadership: from the beginning, of utmost importance for EI

    The second episode of a series of four podcasts covering the history of Education International, focuses on the organisation’s engagement and action in favour of women leaders.

    Read more Women leadership: from the beginning, of utmost importance for EI
  69. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2018-01-19

    Education financing crisis sorely missed in World Bank’s Report

    Education International has made the voice of the world’s educators heard loud and clear at the Belgian launch of the World Bank’s World Development Report.

    Read more Education financing crisis sorely missed in World Bank’s Report
  70. Equity and inclusion 2018-01-03

    Germany: Students need role models of both genders

    The German education union, Verband Bildung und Erziehung, has reiterated the crucial importance of role models from both genders for school students.

    Read more Germany: Students need role models of both genders
  71. Leading the profession 2017-12-12

    #WDR2018 Reality Check #7: “The Gender Dimension in the World Bank’s Perception”, by Nelly Stromquist

    With the production of a World Development Report focused on education, the World Bank makes a decisive claim to its authority in education policy. Given an introductory section acknowledging 119 “researchers and specialists across the world” who provided “feedback and suggestions” for the report (WDR 2018 hereafter), it would seem...

    Read more #WDR2018 Reality Check #7: “The Gender Dimension in the World Bank’s Perception”, by Nelly Stromquist
  72. Equity and inclusion 2017-12-05

    Education unions join in the global call to end school-related gender-based violence

    On the occasion of the 16 Days of Activism to End Violence 2017, the Global Working Group to End School-Related Gender-Based Violence, which Education International is part of, called to action for development actors, donors and governments, outlining necessary key steps towards ending this scourge.

    Read more Education unions join in the global call to end school-related gender-based violence
  73. Equity and inclusion 2017-12-04

    Teachers are central to any effective response to school-related gender-based violence

    A blogpost posted on the GEM Report blog on 24 November 2017 and launched for the occasion of #16DaysofActivism, stresses that among the many factors contributing to school-related violence towards children and adolescents, the gender dimension is one of the most significant, and teachers’ central role as conduits for change,...

    Read more Teachers are central to any effective response to school-related gender-based violence
  74. Equity and inclusion 2017-12-04

    Stronger accountability can help ensure cases of gender-based school violence are reported

    A blogpost posted on the GEM Report blog on 28 November 2017 and launched for the occasion of #16DaysofActivism, highlights that accountability, and particularly accountability of teachers, is crucial to tackling school-related gender-based violence.

    Read more Stronger accountability can help ensure cases of gender-based school violence are reported
  75. Equity and inclusion 2017-12-04

    How teachers can help end gender-based violence in schools

    Plan International’s Leila Asrari, for The Global Working group to #EndSRGBV, draws attention to the pivotal role teachers can play when it comes to ending violence in schools.

    Read more How teachers can help end gender-based violence in schools
  76. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2017-11-27

    16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence 2017

    This year’s campaign turns its focus toward ending gender-based violence in education by continuing the momentum and achievements built up over a year that saw more than 700 organisations in 92 countries voice their support.

    Read more 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence 2017
  77. Trade union rights are human rights 2017-11-24

    One story at a time, violence against women is thrust into the spotlight

    The wave of revelations of sexual harassment and abuse of women from all walks of life marks a tipping point in tackling gender-based violence, and that effort begins in classrooms around the world.

    Read more One story at a time, violence against women is thrust into the spotlight
  78. Union renewal and development 2017-11-24

    Gender Equality in development co-operation among the General Union of Palestinian Teachers (GUPT), the National Union of Teachers (NUT), and the Union of Education Norway (Utdanningsforbundet, UEN) as of 2017

    The NUT and the UEN’s co-operation efforts with the GUPT date back to the early ‘90s.

    Read more Gender Equality in development co-operation among the General Union of Palestinian Teachers (GUPT), the National Union of Teachers (NUT), and the Union of Education Norway (Utdanningsforbundet, UEN) as of 2017
  79. Equity and inclusion 2017-10-11

    International Day of the Girl Child

    Education International celebrates the annual day for promoting the empowerment of girls and the fulfilment of their human rights, as well as highlighting existing challenges faced by girls all over the world.

    Read more International Day of the Girl Child
  80. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2017-09-29

    UNESCO aims at ‘Cracking the code’ to end gender disparities in STEM

    A new UNESCO report addresses girls and women’s significant underrepresentation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics professions worldwide, a divide rooted in girls’ earliest days of socialisation and schooling.

    Read more UNESCO aims at ‘Cracking the code’ to end gender disparities in STEM
  81. Equity and inclusion 2017-09-28

    Curriculum, Textbooks and Gender Stereotypes: The case of Pakistan

    Education holds the power to form the understanding, attitudes and the behaviour of individuals. It is used as a tool for the promotion of national identities and can enhance the privilege of certain groups in the society (Smith, 1991), including men’s power over women. Gender roles and inequalities are reproduced,...

    Read more Curriculum, Textbooks and Gender Stereotypes: The case of Pakistan
  82. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2017-09-12

    New OECD report takes aim at teacher salaries, class size and gender equality

    The release of the 2017 edition of the OECD’s ‘Education at a Glance’ contains data supporting Education International’s position that teacher salaries remain stagnant and that class size does have an impact on student outcomes.

    Read more New OECD report takes aim at teacher salaries, class size and gender equality
  83. Equity and inclusion 2017-07-25

    Tanzania: Union leaders support efforts to achieve gender equality

    Leaders of the Tanzania Teachers' Union have agreed on the importance of achieving gender equality in their trade union and enhancing women’s leadership skills, and committed themselves to strategies to achieve it.

    Read more Tanzania: Union leaders support efforts to achieve gender equality
  84. Equity and inclusion 2017-07-05

    Global effort intensifies to end gender-based violence in the world of work

    Education International is urging its affiliates around the world to throw their support behind a campaign to end violence against women and men in the workplace through a proposed International Labour Organisation Convention addressing the issue.

    Read more Global effort intensifies to end gender-based violence in the world of work
  85. Equity and inclusion 2017-07-05

    Southern Africa: unions unite to advance the gender agenda

    Female leadership, school-related gender-based violence, and resource mobilisation were among the many topics that came under the spotlight at the Southern Africa Women in Education Network Gender Training and Advocacy workshop.

    Read more Southern Africa: unions unite to advance the gender agenda
  86. Standards and working conditions 2017-05-19

    Women Teachers in Africa

    A balanced representation of men and women teachers in the classroom creates a healthy environment, where children and youth have access to the wisdom and guidance of adults with varying experiences, attitudes, and skills. The presence of women teachers in two regions of the world, however, is quite weak. In...

    Read more Women Teachers in Africa
  87. Union renewal and development 2017-05-04

    From the classroom to the world and back: educators take on a global perspective

    In a search for solutions to some of the biggest challenges facing people around the world, the second day of the Unite Conference in Rotterdam looked to build bridges from schools to politicians to policies.

    Read more From the classroom to the world and back: educators take on a global perspective
  88. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2017-04-29

    Education’s Promise for Gender Equality (2/2)

    Gender equality is a stand-alone goal under the 2030 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), but is also a key aspect of the SDG 4 Quality Education. In light of the forthcoming 2018 World Development Report (WDR) and the influence of the World Bank in shaping global narratives on education...

    Read more Education’s Promise for Gender Equality (2/2)
  89. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2017-04-12

    Competencies for Today and Tomorrow

    At a recent education conference, I was invited to participate in a panel entitled, “Problematizing future competencies: Learning development in the unknown 21st century.” Something about the title generated resistance in me, so instead of offering suggestions on “competencies” for the “unknown” 21st century, I problematized the theme of the...

    Read more Competencies for Today and Tomorrow
  90. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2017-04-11

    Malala Yousafzai, appointed UN Messenger of Peace

    Education International welcomes the appointment of Nobel laureate, Malala Yousafzai, as United Nations’ Messenger of Peace, a key international role where she will be able to continue to fulfil her commitment to the promotion of girls’ education.

    Read more Malala Yousafzai, appointed UN Messenger of Peace
  91. Equity and inclusion 2017-03-22

    Raising Arabic female teachers’ voices

    At the 61st Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women, female education union leaders reasserted their solidarity with their sisters in Arab countries, with a specific focus on Bahrain.

    Read more Raising Arabic female teachers’ voices
  92. Equity and inclusion 2017-03-16

    Education unions’ leading women pave the way for women’s economic empowerment

    Taking women’s rights to the UN, Education International’s delegation of female education unionists’ message of ‘A Woman’s Place is in her Union…for Economic Justice’ is being heard loud and clear in New York City.

    Read more Education unions’ leading women pave the way for women’s economic empowerment
  93. Equity and inclusion 2017-01-24

    Education unions make their mark at the Women’s March for rights

    Teachers and educators joined millions at Women’s Marches around the world, showing strength in numbers and solidarity in support of women’s rights, equality, diversity, and respect for human dignity.

    Read more Education unions make their mark at the Women’s March for rights
  94. Equity and inclusion 2016-12-05

    Valuable resources to fight gender-based violence released

    In the framework of the 16 Days of activism against gender-based violence campaign, UN Women has published a ‘Package of essentials for addressing violence against women’ aimed at advocates, programmers and policy makers.

    Read more Valuable resources to fight gender-based violence released
  95. Equity and inclusion 2016-11-25

    Education International launches a ‘call to action’ to address violence against women and girls

    To mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and Girls, Education International affiliates are urging governments to support the International Labour Organisation’s Standard on gender based violence and harassment at work.

    Read more Education International launches a ‘call to action’ to address violence against women and girls
  96. Equity and inclusion 2016-11-03

    West African education unions tackle gender equality and issues

    Education union leaders from West Africa have engaged in lively debates on ways to increase and improve women’s empowerment and leadership within trade unions, education and societies in their sub-region.

    Read more West African education unions tackle gender equality and issues
  97. Equity and inclusion 2016-10-27

    EI leaders support women’s rights activism around the world

    The Education International Executive Board has issued a statement in support of the women’s rights activists, trade union activists and others who have been demonstrating in recent months against violations of women’s rights worldwide.

    Read more EI leaders support women’s rights activism around the world
  98. Equity and inclusion 2016-10-18

    UK: gender inequality puts future of teaching profession at risk

    Gender inequality, combined with crushing workloads and attacks on their pay and working conditions, are threatening to drive women out of the teaching profession in the UK.

    Read more UK: gender inequality puts future of teaching profession at risk
  99. Equity and inclusion 2016-10-11

    Educators celebrate International Day of the Girl Child 2016

    As each year on October 11th, Education International highlights girls’ lives across the world, celebrates girls’ achievements, and also shines the spotlight on the issues that continue to hold far too many girls back.

    Read more Educators celebrate International Day of the Girl Child 2016
  100. Equity and inclusion 2016-09-09

    17 ways to improve girls’ education

    With over 32 million girls out of schools worldwide, there are many ways in which girl’s education can be promoted – a new website offers at least 17 examples of how to do so.

    Read more 17 ways to improve girls’ education
  101. Equity and inclusion 2016-06-10

    Have your say on gender aspects of Sustainable Development Goals

    Education International invites its affiliates to add their expertise and comment on 12 significant gender-related policy briefs addressing 12 areas of investment in girls and women to power progress for all.

    Read more Have your say on gender aspects of Sustainable Development Goals
  102. Equity and inclusion 2016-04-05

    European teacher unions’ voice heard at UNESCO debate on gender equality

    Jobs and qualifications must not depend on someone’s gender. That was the key message reiterated by the European Trade Union Committee for Education in a debate on Gender equality and Education on 18 March at the European Parliament.

    Read more European teacher unions’ voice heard at UNESCO debate on gender equality
  103. Equity and inclusion 2016-03-18

    A gender-responsive implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development needs participation and partnerships

    The critical role of women’s participation through trade unions was at the core of the UNCSW60, through a panel discussion on partnerships for gender-responsive implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

    Read more A gender-responsive implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development needs participation and partnerships
  104. Equity and inclusion 2016-03-17

    UN CSW60 side event: ‘Financing for education: a key to empowering women and girls’

    The Education International’s President Susan Hopgood has joined a high level panel of experts to discuss gender, education and financing issues at the Sixtieth Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women.

    Read more UN CSW60 side event: ‘Financing for education: a key to empowering women and girls’
  105. Equity and inclusion 2016-03-08

    On International Women’s Day this year, we celebrate women’s activism and achievements in education trade unions

    In his official statement to commemorate International Women’s Day, the Education International's General Secretary, Fred van Leeuwen, proudly celebrates ‘the august history of women’s activism within trade unions’.

    Read more On International Women’s Day this year, we celebrate women’s activism and achievements in education trade unions
  106. Equity and inclusion 2016-01-14

    Iraqi teachers' campaign strives to end violence against women

    In conjunction with the United Nations’ recent 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, Iraqi teachers organised a number of activities under the theme of “Home Peace to World Peace, Peaceful Education for All.”

    Read more Iraqi teachers' campaign strives to end violence against women
  107. Equity and inclusion 2016-01-07

    Become Program Coordinator, join education unions taking action to stop SRGBV!

    The UN Girls Education Initiative, Education International and Gender at Work are looking for a Program Coordinator in the framework of their three-year multi-country initiative in Africa to end school-related gender-based violence.

    Read more Become Program Coordinator, join education unions taking action to stop SRGBV!
  108. Equity and inclusion 2015-12-03

    Latin America: Equal rights in the world of work

    The Latin America Women’s Workers’ Network brought together more than 250 people from 15 countries at the 3rd Regional Meeting Towards a Latin America Education Movement held in San José on 30 November and 1 December.

    Read more Latin America: Equal rights in the world of work
  109. Equity and inclusion 2015-11-25

    International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

    Violence against women affects all groups of women and remains prevalent all over the world; it both reflects and creates gender inequalities, and is one of the worst manifestations of gender-based discrimination.

    Read more International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
  110. Equity and inclusion 2015-11-20

    Tajikistan’s educators work to improve girls’ access to quality education

    Members of the Republican Trade Union Committee of Education and Scientific Workers are addressing the challenges of child labour and gender equality in order to improve quality and access to education.

    Read more Tajikistan’s educators work to improve girls’ access to quality education
  111. Equity and inclusion 2015-11-18

    Global campaign strives to make schools free of gender based violence

    The message is going to be loud and clear as Education International prepares to voice its support for the 16 Days of Activism to End Gender-based Violence Campaign from November 25 to December 10.

    Read more Global campaign strives to make schools free of gender based violence
  112. Equity and inclusion 2015-11-16

    Indonesian education unionists focus on advancing new global development goals

    One month after their adoption, members of the teachers’ union Persatuan Guru Republik Indonesia have debated ways to advance global priorities, especially the post-2015 sustainable development goals focused on education and gender.

    Read more Indonesian education unionists focus on advancing new global development goals
  113. Equity and inclusion 2015-10-26

    Report: too many barriers preventing gender parity in education

    With 62 million girls still denied their right to basic education, the new Gender Summary of the Education For All Global Monitoring Report makes it clear that gender parity in education is far from reality.

    Read more Report: too many barriers preventing gender parity in education
  114. Equity and inclusion 2015-10-09

    Education International celebrates the International Day of the Girl Child

    Education International marks International Day of the Girl Child, 11 October, by reaffirming the importance of education in empowering girls, and by highlighting the resolution on school-related gender-based violence adopted by its latest World Congress.

    Read more Education International celebrates the International Day of the Girl Child
  115. Equity and inclusion 2015-08-24

    Cameroon: trade union workshop addresses women’s rights

    A seminar on women's rights in Bafoussam, Cameroon, organised by the Swedish union Lärarförbundet and Cameroon’s education unions affiliated with Education International, was undertaken to help participants better understand and tackle the issues.

    Read more Cameroon: trade union workshop addresses women’s rights
  116. Equity and inclusion 2015-04-23

    Communication and sharing at heart of progress in Asia-Pacific women’s networks

    The importance of sharing success stories and common challenges on gender equality issues within women’s networks, unions and communities have been reaffirmed in women’s network meetings in India and Malaysia, organised by the Asia-Pacific Office of Education International.

    Read more Communication and sharing at heart of progress in Asia-Pacific women’s networks
  117. Equity and inclusion 2015-04-21

    UN takes first steps towards eradicating school-related gender-based violence

    Fifty eight countries have signed up to the first ever UN resolution on school-related gender-based violence, “Learning without fear”, during UNESCO’s Executive Board meeting on 16 April.

    Read more UN takes first steps towards eradicating school-related gender-based violence
  118. Equity and inclusion 2015-03-13

    Gender equality, women’s human rights and empowerment within and beyond the post-2015 agenda

    Education International has co-sponsored a panel discussion focusing on the key priorities for gender equality, women’s human rights and empowerment in the new post-2015 sustainable development framework to be agreed by United Nations’ member states this fall.

    Read more Gender equality, women’s human rights and empowerment within and beyond the post-2015 agenda
  119. Equity and inclusion 2015-03-10

    New York: Trade union delegation demands more from their governments

    Global Union delegations at the UN are urging member states to make a stronger commitment to women’s economic rights on the implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action and in the new sustainable development goals.

    Read more New York: Trade union delegation demands more from their governments
  120. Equity and inclusion 2015-03-09

    International Women’s Day: activists bring the Big Apple to a standstill

    Education International’s delegation to the 59th Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women marched alongside thousands of activists through New York Sunday for gender equality and the rights of women and girls.

    Read more International Women’s Day: activists bring the Big Apple to a standstill
  121. Equity and inclusion 2015-03-06

    International Women’s Day: Looking back to Beijing and beyond 2015

    2015 is an auspicious year for International Women’s Day celebrations: we mark the 20th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, the most advanced document on women’s rights and empowerment ever signed by world leaders.

    Read more International Women’s Day: Looking back to Beijing and beyond 2015
  122. Equity and inclusion 2014-11-28

    France: Gender equality in teaching and learning endorsed

    Education unions in France have reaffirmed that gender equality must be at the heart of learning, following the National Education Minister’s presentation of teaching materials on equality between girls and boys.

    Read more France: Gender equality in teaching and learning endorsed
  123. Equity and inclusion 2014-11-25

    International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

    Gender-based violence is a fundamental violation of human rights. It is one of the worst manifestations of gender-based discrimination, disproportionately affecting girls and women, and a major obstacle to achieving gender equality.

    Read more International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
  124. Equity and inclusion 2014-11-05

    Philippines: Gender equality prioritised at women’s network

    Gender action plans and equality in schools, the Magna Carta for women, and gender based violence against teachers – these were the topics debated at the latest evaluation and planning meeting of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Women’s Network (AWN)-Philippines.

    Read more Philippines: Gender equality prioritised at women’s network
  125. Equity and inclusion 2014-10-20

    France: focus on gender-based violence in schools

    Gender-based violence in schools came under the spotlight during International Day of the Girl Child events organised earlier this month in Paris by France’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Plan International France.

    Read more France: focus on gender-based violence in schools
  126. Equity and inclusion 2014-09-29

    EI seeks your feedback on Gender Equality and Diversity

    Education International (EI) is calling on its affiliates to have their voices heard in relation to equality and diversity. On 16 September, affiliates were sent EI’s survey on gender equality and diversity. The feedback, due in on 31 October, will provide the basis for EI’s four-yearly report on equality to...

    Read more EI seeks your feedback on Gender Equality and Diversity
  127. Equity and inclusion 2014-09-10

    Malaysia: Gender equity crucial to quality education

    Promoting gender equality in unions, education, and society was the central theme at a recent workshop in Malaysia hosted by the Sarawak Teachers’ Union (STU).

    Read more Malaysia: Gender equity crucial to quality education
  128. Equity and inclusion 2014-09-08

    Coming Up: ETUCE Conference on teacher union actions on gender equality in times of austerity

    The closing conference of the ETUCE project Promoting gender equality within teacher trade unions and in the teaching profession II – Implementing and reinforcing teacher trade union actions on gender equality in times of austerity convenes in Sofia on 25 and 26 September 2014.

    Read more Coming Up: ETUCE Conference on teacher union actions on gender equality in times of austerity
  129. Equity and inclusion 2014-07-07

    Locked out: Privatised education leaves girls and women behind

    A new global report shows that girls and women are suffering the consequences of rising privatised education around the world, leaving them on the outside of the classroom looking in.

    Read more Locked out: Privatised education leaves girls and women behind
  130. Equity and inclusion 2014-07-07

    Locked out: Privatised education leaves girls and women behind

    A new global report shows that girls and women are suffering the consequences of rising privatised education around the world, leaving them on the outside of the classroom looking in.

    Read more Locked out: Privatised education leaves girls and women behind
  131. Equity and inclusion 2014-06-16

    Conference on homophobic and Transphobic School bullying in Europe

    On 10 and 11 June 2914, European stakeholders in the field of education and discrimination prevention convened in Athens to exchange good practices and identify barriers and challenges concerning the prevention of bullying in schools, in particular on grounds of homophobia and transphobia.

    Read more Conference on homophobic and Transphobic School bullying in Europe
  132. Equity and inclusion 2014-06-03

    India: Women’s network plan ahead

    A South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) women’s network planning meeting was organised recently by the EI Asia-Pacific regional office, together with two affiliates, the All India Federation of Teachers’ Organisation (AIFTO) and Lärarförbundet from Sweden.

    Read more India: Women’s network plan ahead
  133. Equity and inclusion 2014-05-20

    Promoting gender equality in Europe: ETUCE Seminar on 7 May 2014

    The issue of how to promote gender equality in teacher unions and in the teaching profession was discussed at the ETUCE seminar on 7 May 2014. The seminar took place in Utrecht, where the headquarter of the Dutch education union AOb is located.

    Read more Promoting gender equality in Europe: ETUCE Seminar on 7 May 2014
  134. Equity and inclusion 2014-04-23

    Irish teacher unions host Education International’s second World Women’s Conference

    400 participants convened in Dublin on 7 – 9 April 2014 for (e)quality education. Following the conference motto, from words to action, female leaders in education and teacher unions from around the world gathered to tackle some of the biggest challenges for gender equality in education.

    Read more Irish teacher unions host Education International’s second World Women’s Conference
  135. Equity and inclusion 2014-04-23

    ETUC Women’s Committee, 10-11 April 2014

    The women delegates from the national trade union confederations and European trade union federations discussed amongst other topics, the ETUC campaign towards the elections of the European Parliament and the new ETUC Resolution on gender equality. The latter is to be presented for adoption to the ETUC Executive Committee in...

    Read more ETUC Women’s Committee, 10-11 April 2014
  136. Equity and inclusion 2014-04-09

    Dublin: Collective action, individual responsibility at heart of sustainable progress on gender equity

    In an era of increased attacks on education unions and on public education, and when 100 million young women cannot read a single sentence, EI’s role as a trade union, a professional organisation, and an advocate for quality education has never been more important. These were the sentiments expressed by...

    Read more Dublin: Collective action, individual responsibility at heart of sustainable progress on gender equity
  137. Equity and inclusion 2014-04-08

    Dublin: Different struggles, same goals for women in education

    An equitable and quality education for all that nurtures critical thinking must be embedded in a broader struggle for social justice. That’s according to Mary Metcalfe, Chairperson of the Open Society Foundations’ Education Advisory Board. She was addressing the second day of EI’s three-day Second World Women’s Conference being held...

    Read more Dublin: Different struggles, same goals for women in education
  138. Equity and inclusion 2014-04-08

    The European Institute for Gender Equality meets Trade Union Representatives - Members of the ETUCE Equality Working Group share their experience with the institute

    The European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) invited trade union representatives for a cross-sectoral meeting on its premises in Vilnius on 25 March 2014.

    Read more The European Institute for Gender Equality meets Trade Union Representatives - Members of the ETUCE Equality Working Group share their experience with the institute
  139. Equity and inclusion 2014-04-07

    Dublin:Women central to sustainable future development

    The future will be created in classrooms. This was the key message of Her Excellency Tarja Halonen in her keynote opening speech to the EI’s Second World Women’s Conference today, 7 April, in Dublin, Ireland. Addressing almost 400 delegates from education trade unions representing around 90 countries across the globe,...

    Read more Dublin:Women central to sustainable future development
  140. Equity and inclusion 2014-04-06

    Education International’s World Women's Conference 7-9 April 2014 in Dublin, Ireland

    Transforming words into action will be goal of nearly 400 women as they join forces for quality education at Education International’s second World Women’s Conference in Dublin, Ireland. From 7-9 April, female leaders in education and trade unions from around the world will tackle some of the biggest challenges facing...

    Read more Education International’s World Women's Conference 7-9 April 2014 in Dublin, Ireland
  141. Equity and inclusion 2014-04-04

    Spain: Documentary on women teachers to be screened at World Women’s Conference

    An extraordinary historical documentary on the commitment shown by female teachers in Spain whilst fighting illiteracy will be screened at the Second World Women’s Conference on 6 April in Dublin, Ireland. The award-winning “Las Maestras de la Republica”, which recounts the teachers’ battle for the rights of women and the...

    Read more Spain: Documentary on women teachers to be screened at World Women’s Conference
  142. Equity and inclusion 2014-03-18

    Côte d'Ivoire: Trade unionists highlight gender equality

    The Gender Equality Committee of EI affiliate Syndicat national de l’enseignement primaire public de Côte d’Ivoire (SNEPPCI) held an International Women's Day commemoration ceremony on 7 March.

    Read more Côte d'Ivoire: Trade unionists highlight gender equality
  143. Equity and inclusion 2014-03-14

    UNCSW58: Women’s Leadership a priority in the post-2015 agenda

    Over 100 women from the five sub-regions of Africa discussed achievements in increasing women in leadership and decision-making roles in public life at a side event on 13 March to the 58th Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW58). The meeting also considered priorities for the...

    Read more UNCSW58: Women’s Leadership a priority in the post-2015 agenda
  144. Equity and inclusion 2014-03-12

    Afghanistan: Rebuilding girls’ education after decades of conflict

    Nahida, a school principal in Kabul, is the third participant in the ten-week #TeacherTuesday campaign, organised around the Education For All (EFA) Global Monitoring Report (GMR) 2013/4. In Afghanistan, conflict has raged for decades, cultural opposition to girls’ schooling is deep-seated, and education for girls was banned altogether under the...

    Read more Afghanistan: Rebuilding girls’ education after decades of conflict
  145. Equity and inclusion 2014-03-11

    Beyond 2015: Putting girls’ education at the heart of the agenda

    “Which government is prepared to tell a girl that she will never be able to go to school, and neither will her children or her grandchildren, but, if she is very lucky, her great-grandchild might be the first girl of her family to go to school?” asked EI President Susan...

    Read more Beyond 2015: Putting girls’ education at the heart of the agenda
  146. Equity and inclusion 2014-03-11

    Women work 59 days ‘for free’

    On average, women work 59 days unpaid per year. On occasion of the 4th European Equal Pay Day, the European Commission has released the new brochure Tackling the gender pay gap in the European Union, which explains the gender pay gap, its causes and the benefits of closing it.

    Read more Women work 59 days ‘for free’
  147. Equity and inclusion 2014-03-11

    One in three women experienced violence

    33 % of women living in the European Union have experienced physical and/or sexual violence since the age of 15, and one in 20 women was raped since the age of 15. These insights were revealed by an EU-wide survey on violence against women published by the European Agency for...

    Read more One in three women experienced violence
  148. Equity and inclusion 2014-03-04

    How can education unions play an active role in ensuring that student performance is gender equal?

    At Education International’s (EI) North America and Caribbean Regional Conference, held in Montego Bay on 24-26 February, Ms. Georgia Waugh Richards from the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) suggested that in Caribbean countries “gender streaming” in education may help improve the performance of boys, who are lagging behind girls in school...

    Read more How can education unions play an active role in ensuring that student performance is gender equal?
  149. Equity and inclusion 2014-02-26

    Spain: EI members committed to sexual and gender diversity

    EI welcomes the collaboration agreement to work towards eradicating discrimination against LGBT people in learning and teaching environments signed by member organisations in Spain - FECCOO, STES, FETE-UGT - and the State Federation of Lesbians, Gays, Transsexuals and Bisexuals organisations (FELGTB).

    Read more Spain: EI members committed to sexual and gender diversity
  150. Equity and inclusion 2014-02-26

    Quality education for girls and women is progress for all

    EI has released its statement to mark International Women’s Day (IWD) 2014 on 8th March. EI affiliates are encouraged to use this statement in their own IWD communications and in connection with EI’s global campaign Unite for Quality Education.

    Read more Quality education for girls and women is progress for all
  151. Equity and inclusion 2014-02-25

    International Women’s Day 2014

    Celebrated annually on 8 March, International Women’s Day encourages advocacy for women's advancement and gender equality. With thousands of events worldwide, it calls for challenging the status quo for women's equality and for inspiring positive change.

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  152. Equity and inclusion 2014-02-12

    Philippines: action plan for gender equality

    EI, together with one Swedish affiliate Lärarförbundet, organised an evaluation and planning meeting for its Philippine member organisations in Manila, Philippines, from 30 January until 1 February. Twenty participants, i.e. five women leaders from four EI affiliates in the Philippines - ACT, FFW, TOPPS and SMP-NATOW - took part in...

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  153. Equity and inclusion 2014-02-07

    The European Parliament calls for EU roadmap to protect fundamental rights of LGBTI people

    On 4 February 2014, the European Parliament adopted a resolution to safeguard the fundamental rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people. The resolution calls upon the EU to make a roadmap to make fundamental rights a reality of LGBTI people.

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  154. Equity and inclusion 2014-02-06

    India: Unions develop Action Plan for gender equity

    A South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Women’s Network Planning Meeting has been held in New Delhi, India. Three union leaders from EI affiliate All India Secondary Teachers’ Federation (AISTF) National Office, six AISTF representatives from the Indian Maharashtra State, as well as six AISTF representatives from the Indian...

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  155. Equity and inclusion 2014-01-29

    India: Unions develop Action Plan for gender equity

    A South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Women’s Network Planning Meeting has been held in New Delhi, India. Three union leaders from EI affiliate All India Secondary Teachers’ Federation (AISTF) National Office, six AISTF representatives from the Indian Maharashtra State, as well as six AISTF representatives from the Indian...

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  156. Equity and inclusion 2014-01-28

    On the move for equality by mainstreaming and developing expertise on gender equality in unions

    EI Deputy General Secretary Haldis Holst underlines the need to combine mainstreaming of gender equality policies and expertise in gender issues within education trade unions and the teaching profession, to help achieve quality education for all. These topics and many more will be addressed during the Second EI World Women’s...

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  157. Equity and inclusion 2013-12-19

    African workshop focuses on gender mainstreaming

    The Pan-Africa Teachers’ Centre (PATC) and EI African regional office (EIRAF) have joined UNESCO, UNICEF and several progressive regional and international organisations in coordinating a project to develop, print, validate and pilot a UNESCO guide on gender mainstreaming containing 10 modules to be used in Teacher Training Institutions (TEIs) in...

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  158. Equity and inclusion 2013-12-18

    Sri Lanka: Seminar focused on union role in national legislation

    National laws, especially on gender issues, came under the spotlight at an International Labour Organisation (ILO)/National Laws Seminar evaluation and planning meeting attended by six EI affiliates from Sri Lanka. The seminar was organised by EI and its Norwegian affiliate, UEN, in Colombo, from 13-15 December.

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  159. Equity and inclusion 2013-11-25

    Joint Statement on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

    Gender-based violence (GBV) is a fundamental violation of human rights. It is one of the worst manifestations of gender-based discrimination, disproportionately affecting girls and women, and a major obstacle to achieving gender equality. This is a global phenomenon that knows no boundaries geographical, cultural, ethnic, economic or other.

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  160. Equity and inclusion 2013-11-21

    Senegal: Call for increased participation of women

    Some 300 women (and a number of men) from 100 countries are attending the second world women's conference organised by the International Trade Union Confederation’s (ITUC) in Dakar, Senegal, from 19-21 November. This is the first time that an African country is hosting an ITUC World Women’s Conference. In recognising...

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  161. Equity and inclusion 2013-11-07

    Nepal: Union rights and gender issues highlighted at educators’ workshop

    EI and its national affiliates, the Nepal National Teachers' Association (NNTA), the Nepal Teachers' Association (NTA), and the Sansthagat Vidyalaya Schickshak Union Nepal (ISTU), co-organised a joint workshop on trade union rights and gender issues in trade unions, education and society in Kathmandu, Nepal, from 22-24 October. Discussions were held...

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  162. Equity and inclusion 2013-10-25

    European trade unionists want equality added to quality in education

    The Standing Committee for Equality of EI’s European region, the European Trade Union Committee for Education (ETUCE), has met in Brussels, Belgium. From 21-22 October, education unionists highlighted the need for and activities organised to achieve equality in education.

    Read more European trade unionists want equality added to quality in education
  163. Equity and inclusion 2013-10-11

    Message by Fred van Leeuwen, General Secretary of Education International, on the occasion of the International Day of the Girl Child, 11 October 2013

    The International Day of the Girl Child was celebrated for the first time in 2012 as a way of promoting girls’ human rights and focusing attention on the many challenges faced by girl children all over the world. Education International (EI) welcomes this year’s theme to mark Girl Child Day:...

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  164. Equity and inclusion 2013-10-11

    International Day of the Girl Child 2013

    Today, as we celebrate the second international day of the girl child, we also note that 2013 has put the challenges that girls face in accessing and successfully completing education at the very top of the international policy agenda. This is in no small measure due to the courage of...

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  165. Equity and inclusion 2013-09-19

    EI regional conferences: Gender equality at heart of discussions

    Kuala Lumpur: More than 80 trade unionists from the Asia-Pacific region gathered at the Women’s Caucus in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, prior to the 7th EI regional conference. The Caucus theme was: “Achieving gender equality through ending discrimination (against women and girls) in education”.

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  166. Equity and inclusion 2013-08-21

    Educators' network to empower women in the Pacific

    Over 40 representatives from 11 countries in the Pacific gathered for two days in Fiji to outline their unions’ plans to grow the women’s networks and promote equality in education and unions in the region. The women’s network meeting was held prior to the triennial conference of the Council of...

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  167. Equity and inclusion 2013-07-09

    Education unionists mobilise for girls’ education on Malala Day

    EI affiliates around the world join the events being coordinated by the offices of the UN Special Envoy on Global Education, Gordon Brown on 12 July, to celebrate Malala Yousafzai’s sixteenth birthday and renew the call for all governments to guarantee equitable quality education for all, especially girls.

    Read more Education unionists mobilise for girls’ education on Malala Day
  168. Equity and inclusion 2013-07-04

    Second EI Arab Women's Network meeting

    EI held the second meeting of its Arab Women Network (AWN) from 29-30 June in Beirut, Lebanon. This meeting aimed at following up on the discussions that started at last’s year inaugural meeting, where the AWN will build on the information shared and plan for future steps.

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  169. Equity and inclusion 2013-06-27

    Stand with Malala and take action for girls’ education!

    EI has sent out a call for action to its affiliates, requesting them to take action for women’s rights and girls’ education.

    Read more Stand with Malala and take action for girls’ education!
  170. Equity and inclusion 2013-03-21

    EI furthers its gender equality strategy

    The 41st EI Executive Board, meeting on 19-21 March in Brussels, Belgium, has adopted the EI Global Gender Equality Action Plan (GEAP), and endorsed a second EI World Women’s Conference.

    Read more EI furthers its gender equality strategy
  171. Equity and inclusion 2013-03-05

    Women’s Day: from words to action

    In 1910, Clara Zetkin, a political leader in Germany, first suggested the idea of an annual Women’s Day at the second International Conference of Working Women. Going from strength to strength, year after year in all corners of the globe, International Women’s Day has become a day of recognition, celebration...

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  172. Equity and inclusion 2013-02-27

    UN CSW: No more words, time for action!

    The 57th session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UN CSW) is being held in New York, USA, from 4-15 March. This year's priority theme is: The Elimination and Prevention of all Forms of Violence against Women and Girls.

    Read more UN CSW: No more words, time for action!
  173. Equity and inclusion 2013-02-18

    Burkina Faso: trade union women’s congress

    The Fédération des syndicats nationaux des travailleurs de l’éducation et de la recherche (F-SYNTER), held its fourth women’s congress on 26 January in Ougadougou. The education union received financial support from German colleagues in the Gewerkschaft Erziehung und Bildung (GEW), also an EI affiliate.

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  174. Equity and inclusion 2013-02-08

    India: urgent action on violence against women

    Following brutal gang-rape and murder of a female medical student in New Delhi last December, the EI South Asian Women’s Network (SWN) has issued a statement on violence against women in India.

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  175. Equity and inclusion 2012-12-20

    Kenya: Teachers plan to secure 47 county representative seats for women

    The Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT), one of EI’s national affiliates, is planning to have 47 county representative positions taken up by female teachers. KNUT President Wilson Sossion has announced that his union will also support women teachers going for other political seats.

    Read more Kenya: Teachers plan to secure 47 county representative seats for women
  176. Equity and inclusion 2012-12-12

    Education unions add voice to campaign to end violence against women

    EI, its affiliates and international organisations participated in the annual 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence Campaign, from 25 November–10 December. They called for an end to gender-based violence and appealed to governments to prevent and protect women and girls from violence.

    Read more Education unions add voice to campaign to end violence against women
  177. Equity and inclusion 2012-11-22

    Education unions work to prevent violence against women

    EI marks November 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, as a day to promote women’s rights at work and to call for the prevention of violence against all women and girls.

    Read more Education unions work to prevent violence against women
  178. Equity and inclusion 2012-10-11

    EI advocates for the rights of girls

    The International Day of the Girl Child, celebrated annually from this year on October 11th, is an opportunity for EI and teachers’ unions to harness their advocacy and programmatic work to enhance the rights of the girl child.

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  179. Equity and inclusion 2012-09-24

    UNCSW

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  180. Equity and inclusion 2012-09-06

    Iran: education union defends gender equity in access to university

    EI’s affiliate, the Cooperative Council of Iranian Teachers Trade Associations, CCITTA, has condemned the new Iranian legislation denying female students access to higher education.

    Read more Iran: education union defends gender equity in access to university
  181. Equity and inclusion 2012-07-26

    Arab countries work towards gender equality

    EI affiliates from 11 Arab countries participated in the first meeting of the EI Arab Women’s Network (AWN) to initiate strategies to empower women teachers and increase their unionisation across the region.

    Read more Arab countries work towards gender equality
  182. Equity and inclusion 2012-07-17

    US Secretary of State calls for workers’ and women’s rights

    Supporting workers’ rights and women’s rights would help to ensure a more just global economy. That’s according to US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton, who addressed a Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Policy Dialogue in Cambodia on 12-13 July.

    Read more US Secretary of State calls for workers’ and women’s rights
  183. Equity and inclusion 2012-05-15

    European education unionists challenge gender stereotypes

    EI European Region, the European Trade Union Committee for Education (ETUCE), discussed teacher trade union actions challenging gender stereotypes and gender segregation in the labour market during a peer-learning activity (PLA) and a training seminar. These events were held from 9-10 May, in Brussels, Belgium, in the frame of a...

    Read more European education unionists challenge gender stereotypes
  184. Equity and inclusion 2012-03-26

    European unionists fight for equality in times of crisis

    EI European region, the European Trade Union Committee for Education (ETUCE), held its annual Equality Standing Committee on 26 March in Brussels, Belgium. Education unionists reaffirmed the importance of equality in unions, education and society, to improve opportunities for sustainable and socially fair economic recovery.

    Read more European unionists fight for equality in times of crisis
  185. Equity and inclusion 2012-03-08

    Spain: FETE-UGT rewards the work of Republican female teachers

    Spain’s female teachers of the Second Spanish Republic have received the award 8 de marzo, in acknowledgement of the important work carried out by them during the 1930s.

    Read more Spain: FETE-UGT rewards the work of Republican female teachers
  186. Equity and inclusion 2012-03-07

    8th March: International Women’s Day: Teachers on the Move for Equality

    To mark International Women’s Day, 8th March, EI, which represents thirty million teachers and other education employees throughout the world, the majority of whom are women, is highlighting women’s and girls’ right to quality education and to economic empowerment. In this context, EI wishes to emphasise the intrinsic value of...

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  187. Equity and inclusion 2012-03-02

    Trade union delegation contributes to debates at UNCSW

    Trade unionists are deeply involved in discussions at the 56th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW), being held in New York, USA, from 27 February-9 March. As a member of the trade union delegation, EI has contributed extensively at official panels.

    Read more Trade union delegation contributes to debates at UNCSW
  188. Equity and inclusion 2012-03-01

    International Women’s Day: Teachers are on the move for equality

    To mark International Women’s Day, 8th March, Education International is calling upon member organisations to engage in activities highlighting women’s and girls’ right to quality education and to economic empowerment and to emphasise in those activities the intrinsic value of gender equality, fairness and solidarity to society.

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  189. Equity and inclusion 2012-02-24

    Girls will suffer if rural and indigenous education not funded, say unions

    Four Global Union Federations (GUFs) have called for the continued educational empowerment of women, especially in light of the economic crisis. The GUFs are jointly lobbying the governments that will come together in New York for the 56th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW) from...

    Read more Girls will suffer if rural and indigenous education not funded, say unions
  190. Equity and inclusion 2012-01-04

    Teacher unionists use momentum to push for further gender equity in Africa

    The Africa Women in Education Network (AWEN) held its annual review meeting from 19-20 December 2011 in Accra, Ghana. The meeting, involving members of the AWEN Steering Committee and representatives from the partner unions, UEN/Norway and Lärarförbundet/Sweden, was opened by EI Vice President Irene Adanusa, advising to build on the...

    Read more Teacher unionists use momentum to push for further gender equity in Africa
  191. Equity and inclusion 2011-12-05

    On the way to education for equality

    The EI Latin America Women’s Network met in Bogota, Colombia, on 2-3 December to discuss and strengthen the defense of public education as a basic human right.

    Read more On the way to education for equality
  192. Equity and inclusion 2011-11-24

    Living free of the fear of violence

    On 25 November, International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, EI calls upon education unions to raise awareness of the scope of the phenomenon of violence against girls and women and organise prevention measures to eradicate it.

    Read more Living free of the fear of violence
  193. Equity and inclusion 2011-11-14

    Uganda: Affiliate supports women’s empowerment within unions

    The Uganda National Teachers Union (UNATU) has introduced a new policy that guarantees at least 33 per cent of female representation across all levels of union leadership.

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  194. Equity and inclusion 2011-11-03

    Mali: teacher unionists receive governmental promise to advance gender equity

    Addressing participants to an EI Africa Region’s workshop, the Malian Minister of Education, Literacy and National Languages, Salikou Sanogo, has promised Syndicat National de l’Education et de la Culture (SNEC ) leaders he will help them promote girls’ education. Held from 24 to 26 October in the national capital city,...

    Read more Mali: teacher unionists receive governmental promise to advance gender equity
  195. Equity and inclusion 2011-09-01

    France: teacher union defends mention of gender theory in textbooks

    UNSA-Education, a French EI affiliate, has denounced a call to censure secondary-level textbooks mentioning gender theory, explaining the relationships between sexuality, gender roles and cultural backgrounds.

    Read more France: teacher union defends mention of gender theory in textbooks
  196. Equity and inclusion 2011-07-21

    Education for girls: Much achieved, more to do

    ‘To plan for a day, catch a fish. To plan for a year, plant rice. To plan for a decade, plant a tree. To plan for a lifetime, educate a girl.’

    Read more Education for girls: Much achieved, more to do
  197. Equity and inclusion 2011-07-20

    Millions of girls at risk of missing out on primary education

    Millions of girls are being forced out of school because of poverty, the threat of sexual violence and poor-quality schools – despite improved enrolment rates, according to a new report from the Global Campaign for Education (GCE) of which EI is a founding member.

    Read more Millions of girls at risk of missing out on primary education
  198. Equity and inclusion 2011-07-14

    Women’s rights: from law to practice

    In one week, hundreds of teacher unionists from all over the world will convene in Cape Town for Education International’s Women’s Caucus, a day before the start of the sixth EI World Congress. One of the main themes will be closing the implementation gap and making women’s rights reality.

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  199. Equity and inclusion 2011-07-07

    St. Lucia Teachers’ Union establishes Women’s Committee

    About three quarters of EI’s member organisations have a committee dealing specifically with women’s rights and gender equality. Now one more organisation can count itself among these. The Status of Women’s Committee of the St. Lucia Teachers’ Union is charged with addressing gender equality among teachers, and with empowering its...

    Read more St. Lucia Teachers’ Union establishes Women’s Committee
  200. Equity and inclusion 2011-06-23

    Cutbacks in public services set back social progress and equality

    On 23 June, UN Public Services Day, trade unions around the world are demanding a clear commitment to the right of all people for quality public services that promote gender equality. Across a range of indicators women are shown to be bearing the brunt of the global economic crisis, particularly...

    Read more Cutbacks in public services set back social progress and equality
  201. Equity and inclusion 2011-06-09

    EI study shows equity matters for teachers and students

    Researchers from Exeter University Dr. Elizabeth Wood and Dr. Martin Levinson presented key findings of the new EI Research Institute’s study Equity Matters at the European Trade Union Committee on Education (ETUCE) Standing Committee for Equality held from 25-26 May in Brussels, Belgium.

    Read more EI study shows equity matters for teachers and students
  202. Equity and inclusion 2011-06-08

    Latin America: Women’s Networks keep moving for equality

    The Southern Cone Women’s Network of EI’s Latin America Region met from 6-7 June in Buenos Aires, Argentina, to evaluate the results and challenges of EI’s World Women’s Conference held in Thailand in January 2011.

    Read more Latin America: Women’s Networks keep moving for equality
  203. Equity and inclusion 2011-05-27

    European teacher unions on the move for equality

    Fifty representatives of European teacher trade unions met in Brussels this week at the annual ETUCE Equality Committee. The discussions focused on overcoming gender stereotypes in and through education, on measures to achieve economic empowerment of women, and on steps to make trade unions places of equality, empowerment and respect...

    Read more European teacher unions on the move for equality
  204. Equity and inclusion 2011-05-27

    OECD: EI speaks up for young people, jobs and gender equality

    EI has broken new ground today by addressing the full Ministerial Council of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) on the need to tackle youth unemployment and gender inequality.

    Read more OECD: EI speaks up for young people, jobs and gender equality
  205. Equity and inclusion 2011-04-21

    Zambia National Union of Teachers holds its first Women’s Conference

    Three months after EI’s First World Women’s Conference “On the Move for Equality”, ZNUT convened its Women’s Conference and for the first time elected the ZNUT Women’s Committee. This body will preside over women’s activities, promote and monitor women’s participation and involvement in union affairs at all levels.

    Read more Zambia National Union of Teachers holds its first Women’s Conference
  206. Equity and inclusion 2011-04-21

    Zambia National Union of Teachers holds its first Women’s Conference

    Three months after EI’s First World Women’s Conference “On the Move for Equality”, ZNUT convened its Women’s Conference and for the first time elected the ZNUT Women’s Committee. This body will preside over women’s activities, promote and monitor women’s participation and involvement in union affairs at all levels.

    Read more Zambia National Union of Teachers holds its first Women’s Conference
  207. Equity and inclusion 2011-04-18

    Democratic Republic of Congo: promoting gender equality in teaching

    Almost forty teachers’ union leaders have assembled in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to participate in a workshop on gender equality. The two-day training, which was held from 28-29 March, was organised by EI’s African Women Education Network (AWEN).

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  208. Equity and inclusion 2011-04-07

    Educating women and girls saves lives

    On 7 April, World Health Day, Education International reaffirms its commitment to the education of women and girls around the world.

    Read more Educating women and girls saves lives
  209. Equity and inclusion 2011-03-30

    EI World Women’s Conference: teachers on the Move for Equality!

    EI held its first World Women’s Conference, in Bangkok, Thailand, from 20-23 January 2011. The successful event allowed teacher unionists to engage in passionate debates and assess the progress made on gender equality around the world.

    Read more EI World Women’s Conference: teachers on the Move for Equality!
  210. Equity and inclusion 2011-03-29

    International Women’s Day 2011: celebrating 100 years of women’s rights

    On 8 March, men and women around the world marked the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day with the demand for equal access to education, training, science and technology to build pathways to decent work for women.

    Read more International Women’s Day 2011: celebrating 100 years of women’s rights
  211. Equity and inclusion 2011-03-25

    Interview with Jan Eastman: A teacher unionist dedicated to gender equality

    Jan Eastman is EI’s Deputy General Secretary with responsibility for human, trade union and equality rights. She is former chairperson of EI’s Status of Women Committee. Jan is a native of Tasmania. She taught English and Social Studies in Canada before specialising in educating students with learning disabilities. In this...

    Read more Interview with Jan Eastman: A teacher unionist dedicated to gender equality
  212. Equity and inclusion 2011-03-25

    Gender justice is key to real progress

    In 2000 the United Nations’ Millennium Development Summit agreed to eradicate global poverty and save millions of lives through coordinated activity. In 2002, leaders of 189 countries agreed to achieve eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015. Five years ahead of the deadline, progress has been uneven and the UN...

    Read more Gender justice is key to real progress
  213. Equity and inclusion 2011-03-08

    International Women’s Day: Invest in education of girls!

    There is no tool more effective for development and poverty reduction than the education of girls. Today, on International Women’s Day, EI demands greater investment in and political commitment to achieving this goal.

    Read more International Women’s Day: Invest in education of girls!
  214. Equity and inclusion 2011-03-08

    8 March: EI celebrates International Women' Day

    Women around the world continue to face systemic discrimination and inequality in education opportunities and access to decent work.

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  215. Equity and inclusion 2011-03-03

    EI Demands Gender Pay Equity Now!

    March 5 is European Equal Pay Day which serves to remind us all that a gender pay gap still exists within every single European country.

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  216. Equity and inclusion 2011-02-25

    Sexual violence: combating impunity in DRC

    EI has welcomed the conviction and sentencing of high-ranking officers in the Congolese army for committing mass rapes of women in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

    Read more Sexual violence: combating impunity in DRC
  217. Equity and inclusion 2011-02-23

    Women bloggers help to shape UN agenda

    Trade union women are giving workers a voice to share their experiences on a joint ITUC-PSI-EI blog dedicated to the United Nations’ 55th session of the Commission on the Status of Women.

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  218. Equity and inclusion 2011-02-21

    Unions advocate for gender equality and decent work at the UN

    Education International, in partnership with other Global Unions, is bringing the expertise of teachers to the 55th UN Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW) in New York, USA.

    Read more Unions advocate for gender equality and decent work at the UN
  219. Equity and inclusion 2011-02-18

    Unions advocate for gender equality in education at the UN

    Education International, working together with other Global Unions, is ready to bring and share their expertise at the UN Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW).

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  220. Equity and inclusion 2011-01-31

    Statement by the FGESRS, Tunisia, made during Education International’s First World Women’s Conference in Bangkok

    The movement of uprising against dictatorship and corruption which Tunisia, my country, has been witnessing for a month, has enabled our people to engage in an heroic struggle to recover its National pride and rights which have been denied to it. An historic stage on the road to freedom and...

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  221. Equity and inclusion 2011-01-26

    Women's conference pushes for a better world

    'There can be a better world' was the rallying cry of almost 400 participants from 87 countries who participated in EI's first World Women's Conference, On the Move for Equality, in Bangkok, 20-23 January.

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  222. Equity and inclusion 2011-01-22

    Empowering women and girls through education

    EI's first World Women's Conference continued into its second day as women unionists around the world debate ways to empower girls and women through education.

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  223. Equity and inclusion 2011-01-22

    Maternity protection and social benefits vital to women

    In a workshop session on ‘Maternity Protection and Social Benefits’ at the EI World Women’s Conference,participants shared concerns about the lack of maternity protection and the curtailment of social benefits on women worldwide.

    Read more Maternity protection and social benefits vital to women
  224. Equity and inclusion 2011-01-21

    Women unionists take stock of the status of women in today's world

    The EI World Women's Conference began with a stock-taking of the status of women in the world 30 years after the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women and 15 years after the Beijing Platform for Action.

    Read more Women unionists take stock of the status of women in today's world
  225. Equity and inclusion 2011-01-21

    Teachers play important role to achieve gender equality

    In the opening speech to the first EI World Women’s Conference, EI General Secretary Fred van Leeuwen, acknowledged that “EI has been on the move for equality since its creation in 1993.”

    Read more Teachers play important role to achieve gender equality
  226. Equity and inclusion 2011-01-21

    World Women’s Conference: Strengthening EI Women’s Networks

    The pre-World Women’s Conference meetings of the regional women’s networks’ generated passionate discussions on relevant issues which will be followed up over the next three days in sessions of the Conference.

    Read more World Women’s Conference: Strengthening EI Women’s Networks
  227. Equity and inclusion 2011-01-18

    World Women’s Conference 2011: Teachers on the move for equality!

    More than 350 participants from around the world are set to join EI First World Women’s Conference, On the Move for Equality, in Bangkok, Thailand, from 20-23 January.

    Read more World Women’s Conference 2011: Teachers on the move for equality!
  228. Equity and inclusion 2011-01-17

    Afghanistan: Taliban may allow girls back into school

    Afghanistan’s Education Minister, has claimed a breakthrough in discussions with the Taliban has led to agreement for it to end its opposition to Afghan girls attending school.

    Read more Afghanistan: Taliban may allow girls back into school
  229. Equity and inclusion 2010-12-22

    EI welcomes end of emergency prior to World Women's Conference

    EI welcomes the Thai government's decision to lift the state of emergency in Bangkok and surrounding provinces. The good news comes one month before EI’s First World Women's Conference from 20-23 January, 2011.

    Read more EI welcomes end of emergency prior to World Women's Conference
  230. Equity and inclusion 2010-12-09

    Women’s Rights are Human Rights

    On 10 December, International Human Rights Day, EI commemorates the struggle for women’s rights, and looks forward to inspiring discussions at its first World Women’s Conference in Bangkok from 20-23 January, 2011.

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  231. Equity and inclusion 2010-11-24

    Teacher unions work to prevent violence against women

    On 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, EI pledges to accelerate its awareness programmes and union education activities to prevent violence against women.

    Read more Teacher unions work to prevent violence against women
  232. Equity and inclusion 2010-11-18

    Videos online for EI’s first World Women’s Conference

    Videoclips are now online to promote EI’s first World Women’s Conference, On the Move for Equality, which is being held from 20-23 January, 2011, in Bangkok, Thailand.

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  233. Equity and inclusion 2010-10-22

    Promoting quality public services to fight women's poverty

    This year’s theme of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, “From Poverty to Decent Work: bridging the gap”, is highly relevant to EI’s First World Women’s Conference.

    Read more Promoting quality public services to fight women's poverty
  234. Equity and inclusion 2010-10-13

    EI lends support to the World March of Women

    EI has sent a message of solidarity to the World March of Women taking place in Bukavu, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), which is set to close its third international action from 14 to 17 October, 2010.

    Read more EI lends support to the World March of Women
  235. Equity and inclusion 2010-10-07

    Decent work, decent lives for women

    7 October is the World Day for Decent Work – a day to remember the precarious situation of millions of women around the globe, and to call for decent work and decent lives for women.

    Read more Decent work, decent lives for women
  236. Equity and inclusion 2010-09-24

    Education International on the move for equality

    EI is convening its First World Women’s Conference,‘On the Move for Equality’, from 20-23 January 2011, in Bangkok, Thailand. The registration process is now open and EI encourages all its members to attend the event.

    Read more Education International on the move for equality
  237. Equity and inclusion 2010-09-13

    Women's network raises key debate in Latin America

    EI Latin America (IEAL) Women’s Network has celebrated its fourth Southern Cone regional meeting in Argentina from 8 to 9 September.

    Read more Women's network raises key debate in Latin America
  238. Equity and inclusion 2010-08-02

    UK budget faces legal challenge over gender discrimination

    The UK government's budget may be unlawful according to a legal case launched in the high court. It is claimed Treasury officials broke the law by not carrying out an equality assessment of whether plans for spending cuts would hit women most.

    Read more UK budget faces legal challenge over gender discrimination
  239. Equity and inclusion 2010-07-27

    African women demand representation and end of violence

    Women activists from across Africa have gathered at a women's conference in Entebbe, Uganda, to demand that African Union (AU) heads of state consider gender equality when choosing representatives at all levels of AU structures.

    Read more African women demand representation and end of violence
  240. Equity and inclusion 2010-06-04

    Spain: Education for equality

    The Spanish union FETE-UGT has launched an awareness campaign on gender equality. Developed on the back of an agreement with the Ministry for Equality, it aims to open up new spaces for dialogue and debate on gender equality issues, while providing teachers with specific tools to address the issues across...

    Read more Spain: Education for equality
  241. Equity and inclusion 2010-04-15

    EI Demands Gender Pay Equity Now!

    April 15 is European Equal Pay Day which serves to remind us all that a gender pay gap still exists within every single European country. The date, April 15, has been selected to symbolise exactly how many more days into the year 2010 women must work simply to earn the...

    Read more EI Demands Gender Pay Equity Now!
  242. Equity and inclusion 2010-03-29

    International Women’s Day 2010: Celebrating and promoting women’s leadership

    To mark International Women’s Day, 8 March, Worlds of Education asked women trade unionists one key question: What is the most positive development you see on the road to gender equality? Here are some of their thoughts.

    Read more International Women’s Day 2010: Celebrating and promoting women’s leadership
  243. Equity and inclusion 2010-03-10

    Statement delivered by Jan Eastman, EI Deputy General Secretary at the Plenary Session on behalf of Public Services International (PSI), International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) and Education International (EI) on the 54th Session of the United Nati

    Below is the speech given by the EI Deputy General Secretary, Jan Eastman, at the Plenary of the 54th United Nations Commission on the Status of Women.

    Read more Statement delivered by Jan Eastman, EI Deputy General Secretary at the Plenary Session on behalf of Public Services International (PSI), International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) and Education International (EI) on the 54th Session of the United Nati
  244. Equity and inclusion 2010-03-04

    Support us in our open letter to the UN chief over the outrage at the 54th Commission on the Status of Women!

    The four Global Unions at the 54th session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW) currently held in New York issued an open letter to the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, expressing their outrage at the process and substance of the event.

    Read more Support us in our open letter to the UN chief over the outrage at the 54th Commission on the Status of Women!
  245. Equity and inclusion 2010-03-03

    Civil society refuses to be silenced at UNCSW

    The trade union delegation present in New York at the 54th Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women(UNCSW) denounces the absolute lack of dialogue with civil society during this critical forum to achieve gender equality.

    Read more Civil society refuses to be silenced at UNCSW
  246. Equity and inclusion 2010-02-25

    Making unions’ voices heard at the Bejing +15 Review

    The United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) will review the progress achieved on the commitments made in the Beijing Platform for Action, a global policy framework to advance gender equality formulated in 1995.

    Read more Making unions’ voices heard at the Bejing +15 Review
  247. Equity and inclusion 2009-12-22

    Teachers are on the move for equality!

    Bringing gender equality closer to reality in the daily lives of women, including through their participation in education unions, is a key principle of EI. With the current crises in¬ food security, climate change and economic recession, this goal of gender equality demands greater effort if it is to be...

    Read more Teachers are on the move for equality!
  248. Equity and inclusion 2009-11-25

    Statement on International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

    There are NO excuses. Violence against women is a matter of inequality between women and men. Teacher unions have a key role to play in combating gender-based violent attitudes and EI renews its commitments for human rights and equality between women and men.

    Read more Statement on International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
  249. Equity and inclusion 2009-10-29

    Pension reforms in Europe: Keeping women poor in old age?

    Are pension reforms reinforcing the gender wage gap and extending it past women’s working lives and in to retirement? What policies can help minimize the differences between men’s and women’s economic wellbeing in old age? These are among the questions examined in a new study by Education International (EI), the...

    Read more Pension reforms in Europe: Keeping women poor in old age?
  250. Equity and inclusion 2009-03-18

    Equality progresses at the UN: Outcomes of the 53rd Session of the Commission on the Status of Women

    The United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) has a long track record of civil society participation in its meetings. The advocacy work of the civil society, including trade unions, played an important role again this year in giving coherence to the work of the commission.

    Read more Equality progresses at the UN: Outcomes of the 53rd Session of the Commission on the Status of Women
  251. Equity and inclusion 2009-03-03

    International Women's Day, 8th March 2009

    International Women’s Day is an occasion to review the ongoing struggle for women’s rights and gender equality. It is an opportunity to celebrate the progress made, as well as condemn the ongoing difficulties many women and girls face in their efforts to assert their rights to equality and justice. March...

    Read more International Women's Day, 8th March 2009
  252. Equity and inclusion 2009-03-02

    UNCSW: EI, ITUC and PSI parallel panel on 3 March

    The 53rd Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UN CSW) opened in New York on 2 March. The 40-strong trade union delegation from the Education International, International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) and Public Services International (PSI) will be presenting trade union statement to governments.

    Read more UNCSW: EI, ITUC and PSI parallel panel on 3 March
  253. Equity and inclusion 2009-02-27

    Trade unionists ready to influence UN session on Equality for Women and Men

    Over 40 trade unions delegates and union equality officers will gather to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) on Monday, March 2 in New York to advocate and make progress on gender equality and non-discrimination policies within the framework of the decent work, decent lives for...

    Read more Trade unionists ready to influence UN session on Equality for Women and Men
  254. Equity and inclusion 2009-01-16

    Human rights and gender equality in education

    “Financing gender equality is often preached, but scarcely ever practised,” Jan Eastman, EI Deputy General Secretary, told delegates at the last UN Commission on the Status of Women.

    Read more Human rights and gender equality in education
  255. Equity and inclusion 2008-11-24

    International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women: 25 November

    The 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is an important moment to reaffirm and raise awareness of women’s rights. The journey to equality has witnessed the adoption of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW 1979), and the Convention on...

    Read more International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women: 25 November
  256. Equity and inclusion 2008-04-09

    Begoña Suarez elected Chair of the Pan-European Equality Standing Committee

    Begoña Suarez, Confederal Secretary of the Confederación de Sindicatos de Trabajadoras y Trabajadores de la Enseñanza (STEs), now chairs the Pan-European Equality Committee as well as the its working group until the next General Assembly of the EI Pan-European region.

    Read more Begoña Suarez elected Chair of the Pan-European Equality Standing Committee
  257. Equity and inclusion 2008-04-01

    Pan-European Equality Standing Committee meeting opens with record attendance

    The meeting of the EI Pan-European Equality Standing Committee opened on April 1st with a record number of participants. A total of 51 representatives from 26 countries in the Pan-European region are taking part in the two-day meeting in Brussels.

    Read more Pan-European Equality Standing Committee meeting opens with record attendance
  258. Equity and inclusion 2008-03-13

    Gender equity remains elusive for female academics

    Although they have made significant progress, women in academia continue to face persistent barriers to professional equality, particularly in fields such as computer science and engineering.

    Read more Gender equity remains elusive for female academics
  259. Equity and inclusion 2008-03-06

    International Women's Day: 8 March 2008 - Activism through art

    2008 is the 100th anniversary of women taking collective action on 8 March. To mark this milestone, Education International commissioned Argentine artist Nora Patrich to create a commemorative poster.

    Read more International Women's Day: 8 March 2008 - Activism through art
  260. Equity and inclusion 2008-02-28

    Update from the UN CSW: Unionists at the Asia-Pacific Women's Caucuses

    The lobbying of government delegates is one of the main tasks of the trade union delegation attending the 52nd Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), where caucuses are important spaces for strategizing and putting collective strength behind particular issues.

    Read more Update from the UN CSW: Unionists at the Asia-Pacific Women's Caucuses
  261. Equity and inclusion 2008-02-26

    Union women take message of gender equality to the United Nations

    Women representing Global Union Federations are working together to advance gender equality and the decent work agenda during the current session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women.

    Read more Union women take message of gender equality to the United Nations
  262. Equity and inclusion 2008-02-26

    Address by Jan Eastman at the UN CSW expert panel on "Key policy initiatives on financing for gender equality and the empowerment for women"

    Address by Jan Eastman, EI Deputy General Secretary during the interactive expert panel on "Key policy initiatives on financing for gender equality and the empowerment for women" on 26 February 2008 at the 52nd Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UN CSW), New York, 25...

    Read more Address by Jan Eastman at the UN CSW expert panel on "Key policy initiatives on financing for gender equality and the empowerment for women"
  263. Equity and inclusion 2007-12-03

    Pan-European Survey on the impact of pension reforms on gender: Phase I

    The EI Pan-European Structure is conducting a Pan-European Survey on the impact of pension reforms on gender. The survey will be conducted in two phases, Phase I in Dec 2007 and Phase II in early 2008.

    Read more Pan-European Survey on the impact of pension reforms on gender: Phase I
  264. Equity and inclusion 2007-11-30

    52nd Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women: Sign up today!

    EI is finalizing the registration of participants for the 52nd Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). The session runs from February 25 until March 7, 2008 in New York. The EI delegation will focus its attention on meetings held during the first week.

    Read more 52nd Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women: Sign up today!
  265. Equity and inclusion 2007-11-25

    EI joins global action to stop Violence Against Women

    EI and the other Global Unions are participating in a global initiative to stop violence against women, running from 25 November (UN Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women) until UN Human Rights Day on 10 December.

    Read more EI joins global action to stop Violence Against Women
  266. Equity and inclusion 2007-07-21

    UN Director: "Gender-based discrimination in education is more than the issues of access"

    Speaking at the EI Women’s Caucus held today in Berlin, Special Guest Carolyn Hannan, Director of the UN Division for the Advancement of Women, emphasized that the education of women and girls is vital for the transformation of societies, and we must address the growing need to move beyond the...

    Read more UN Director: "Gender-based discrimination in education is more than the issues of access"
  267. Equity and inclusion 2007-03-26

    EI calls for Global Effort to Stop Violence against the Girl Child

    This year marks the bicentennial of the end of the trans-Atlantic slave trade, yet slavery remains widespread, particularly among vulnerable girls. The shameful statistics must mobilise us to stop violence against the girl child.

    Read more EI calls for Global Effort to Stop Violence against the Girl Child
  268. Equity and inclusion 2007-03-09

    EI Europe launches its electronic Pan-European Women’s Network

    On International Women’s Day, 8 March, Equality Officers from 138 EI member organisations in 44 European countries received an invitation to take part in EI's electronic Pan-European Women’s Network (PEWN).

    Read more EI Europe launches its electronic Pan-European Women’s Network
  269. Equity and inclusion 2007-03-08

    On International Women’s Day, EI Latin America launches the Gender Equity Project

    On International Women’s Day and within the framework of the 6th EI Latin American Regional Conference, 32 education sector unions from 18 countries in the region are launching the “Equity with Gender Perspective” project.

    Read more On International Women’s Day, EI Latin America launches the Gender Equity Project
  270. Equity and inclusion 2007-03-05

    The Fight for Gender Equality Must Continue, says EI on the occasion of International Women's Day

    On the occasion of International Women's Day, Education International reminds its member organisations that the fight for gender equality must continue, especially when there is still a huge gap in pay parity and working conditions between men and women in many parts of the world.

    Read more The Fight for Gender Equality Must Continue, says EI on the occasion of International Women's Day
  271. Equity and inclusion 2007-02-23

    EI-PSI-ITUC Joint Statement on the 51st Session of the UN Comission on the Status of Women, New York, March 2007

    Over 50 million women from 160 countries belong to trade unions, making the union movement the single largest voice of working women. Unions have a global reach, members working in all types of jobs, from professionals to low-skilled workers and in the informal economy.

    Read more EI-PSI-ITUC Joint Statement on the 51st Session of the UN Comission on the Status of Women, New York, March 2007
  272. Equity and inclusion 2007-02-23

    International Women's Day - 8 March: Educators aim to eliminate discrimination and violence against women and girls

    On International Women's Day, educators worldwide are demanding that governments act to halt violence that endangers women's lives, violates their rights, harms their families and poses an affront to humanity and international law.

    Read more International Women's Day - 8 March: Educators aim to eliminate discrimination and violence against women and girls
  273. Equity and inclusion 2006-11-25

    EI marks International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women

    Teachers everywhere are concerned about the enormous problem of violence against women and girls, a violation of human rights that takes place on a vast scale worldwide.

    Read more EI marks International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women
  274. Equity and inclusion 2006-11-01

    Women educators unite across Europe

    All those who share the belief in education as an intrinsic human right also share the responsibility of promoting non-discrimination in our unions, our schools and our societies.

    Read more Women educators unite across Europe
  275. Equity and inclusion 2006-06-30

    FIFA sends formal response to EI's protest against trafficking of women and young girls during the World Cup

    In response to EI's letter dated 19 June, the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), sent a formal statement by their President Joseph Blatter condemning the trafficking of women and young girls into forced prostitution during the World Cup.

    Read more FIFA sends formal response to EI's protest against trafficking of women and young girls during the World Cup
  276. Equity and inclusion 2006-06-19

    EI protests against trafficking of women and young girls during the World Cup

    In a letter addressed to the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, on 19 June, EI expressed its concern about the trafficking of women and girls into Germany who are being exploited in the sex industry for the World Cup season.

    Read more EI protests against trafficking of women and young girls during the World Cup
  277. Equity and inclusion 2006-03-06

    EI Statement on the International Women's Day, 8 March 2006 - Public Quality Education to achieve Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women

    During the UN Millennium Summit in the year 2000, world leaders reaffirmed their commitment to achieving equal rights for women and girls by approving Goal 3 on Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. It was not the first time that such a pledge had been made.

    Read more EI Statement on the International Women's Day, 8 March 2006 - Public Quality Education to achieve Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women
  278. Equity and inclusion 2006-03-03

    Global Unions Oral Statement on Migration - 50th Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women – 2 March, 2006

    The international trade union organisations welcome the fact that migration has been placed on the Agenda of the 50th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women as an emerging issue. The growing phenomenon of migration is of concern to global unions, represented here by Education International, Public Services...

    Read more Global Unions Oral Statement on Migration - 50th Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women – 2 March, 2006
  279. Equity and inclusion 2006-03-02

    UK: Gender pay gap is worst in Europe

    EI affiliates in the UK have expressed their opinions following the publication of the Women and Work Commission’s ‘Shaping a Fairer Future’ report which found women earn only 83% of the male hourly rate.

    Read more UK: Gender pay gap is worst in Europe
  280. Equity and inclusion 2006-02-28

    Press Release 03/2006 - UN Commission on the Status of Women - CSW50: Encouraging women’s participation in decision making

    Education International (EI) will take part in the discussions of the 50th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW50, New York, 27 February-10 March 2006), which this year will look into mechanisms for improving women’s representation in decision making bodies.

    Read more Press Release 03/2006 - UN Commission on the Status of Women - CSW50: Encouraging women’s participation in decision making
  281. Equity and inclusion 2006-01-31

    EI letter to the President of Afghanistan

    EI sent a letter to the President of Afghanistan on 26 Jan 2006, urging him to take action on the series of attacks targeting educators in schools where children, especially girls, are studying across Afghanistan. EI released a press statement on the same day, asking the international community to redouble...

    Read more EI letter to the President of Afghanistan
  282. Equity and inclusion 2006-01-31

    Press Release 1/2006: Afghanistan - girls’ schooling under threat

    Education International, which represents over 29 million teachers and education workers in the world, a thousand of whom are in Afghanistan, has asked the Afghan President, Hamid Karzai, and the international community to redouble their efforts to guarantee girls’ education in Afghanistan and the safety of teachers who educate girls.

    Read more Press Release 1/2006: Afghanistan - girls’ schooling under threat
  283. Equity and inclusion 2005-12-14

    EI European Round Table on Equality: many challenges ahead

    Participants at the EI European Round Table on Equality held in Prague, Czech Republic, from 14-15 Nov, unanimously agreed that there are still many challenges ahead for education workers and their organisations in the area of equality.

    Read more EI European Round Table on Equality: many challenges ahead
  284. Equity and inclusion 2005-12-06

    Register for the 50th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women today!

    As a consultative partner of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), EI will be participating in the 50th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (UN CSW), which will be held in New York, USA, from 27 February to 10 March 2006.

    Read more Register for the 50th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women today!
  285. Equity and inclusion 2005-09-19

    Combating sexual harassment in schools

    The sensitive issue of relationships between teachers and students was raised at a regional seminar held as part of EI’s AIDS/Education For All programme. The unions are agreed that only a zero-tolerance approach will work, particularly since this issue is threatening the image and credibility of the teaching profession. EI...

    Read more Combating sexual harassment in schools

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