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  1. Equity and inclusion 26 July 2012

    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.

    Arab countries work towards gender equality
  2. Equity and inclusion 17 July 2012

    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.

    US Secretary of State calls for workers’ and women’s rights
  3. Equity and inclusion 15 May 2012

    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...

    European education unionists challenge gender stereotypes
  4. Equity and inclusion 26 March 2012

    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.

    European unionists fight for equality in times of crisis
  5. Equity and inclusion 8 March 2012

    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.

    Spain: FETE-UGT rewards the work of Republican female teachers
  6. Equity and inclusion 7 March 2012

    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...

    8th March: International Women’s Day: Teachers on the Move for Equality
  7. Equity and inclusion 2 March 2012

    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.

    Trade union delegation contributes to debates at UNCSW
  8. Equity and inclusion 1 March 2012

    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.

    International Women’s Day: Teachers are on the move for equality
  9. Equity and inclusion 24 February 2012

    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...

    Girls will suffer if rural and indigenous education not funded, say unions
  10. Equity and inclusion 4 January 2012

    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...

    Teacher unionists use momentum to push for further gender equity in Africa
  11. Equity and inclusion 5 December 2011

    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.

    On the way to education for equality
  12. Equity and inclusion 24 November 2011

    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.

    Living free of the fear of violence
  13. Equity and inclusion 14 November 2011

    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.

    Uganda: Affiliate supports women’s empowerment within unions
  14. Equity and inclusion 3 November 2011

    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,...

    Mali: teacher unionists receive governmental promise to advance gender equity
  15. Equity and inclusion 1 September 2011

    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.

    France: teacher union defends mention of gender theory in textbooks