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  1. Equity and inclusion 16 June 2014

    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.

    Conference on homophobic and Transphobic School bullying in Europe
  2. Equity and inclusion 3 June 2014

    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.

    India: Women’s network plan ahead
  3. Equity and inclusion 20 May 2014

    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.

    Promoting gender equality in Europe: ETUCE Seminar on 7 May 2014
  4. Equity and inclusion

    Women in Trade Unions and in Education: From Words to Action | 2nd Education International World Women's Conference

    Conference Report

    15 May 2014

    The second EI World Women’s Conference – Women in Trade Unions and in Education: From Words to Action - took place in Dublin, Republic of Ireland, April 7th-9th 2014, and focused on some of the issues that negatively affect women within education trade unions, and women and girls within education...

    Women in Trade Unions and in Education: From Words to Action | 2nd Education International World Women's Conference
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  5. Equity and inclusion 23 April 2014

    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.

    Irish teacher unions host Education International’s second World Women’s Conference
  6. Equity and inclusion 23 April 2014

    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...

    ETUC Women’s Committee, 10-11 April 2014
  7. Equity and inclusion 9 April 2014

    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...

    Dublin: Collective action, individual responsibility at heart of sustainable progress on gender equity
  8. Equity and inclusion 8 April 2014

    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...

    Dublin: Different struggles, same goals for women in education
  9. Equity and inclusion 8 April 2014

    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.

    The European Institute for Gender Equality meets Trade Union Representatives - Members of the ETUCE Equality Working Group share their experience with the institute
  10. Equity and inclusion 7 April 2014

    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,...

    Dublin:Women central to sustainable future development
  11. Equity and inclusion 6 April 2014

    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...

    Education International’s World Women's Conference 7-9 April 2014 in Dublin, Ireland
  12. Equity and inclusion 4 April 2014

    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...

    Spain: Documentary on women teachers to be screened at World Women’s Conference
  13. Equity and inclusion 18 March 2014

    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.

    Côte d'Ivoire: Trade unionists highlight gender equality
  14. Equity and inclusion 14 March 2014

    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...

    UNCSW58: Women’s Leadership a priority in the post-2015 agenda
  15. Equity and inclusion 12 March 2014

    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...

    Afghanistan: Rebuilding girls’ education after decades of conflict
  16. Equity and inclusion 11 March 2014

    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...

    Beyond 2015: Putting girls’ education at the heart of the agenda
  17. Equity and inclusion 11 March 2014

    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.

    Women work 59 days ‘for free’