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  1. Equity and inclusion 21 July 2011

    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.’

    Education for girls: Much achieved, more to do
  2. Equity and inclusion 20 July 2011

    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.

    Millions of girls at risk of missing out on primary education
  3. Equity and inclusion 14 July 2011

    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.

    Women’s rights: from law to practice
  4. Equity and inclusion 7 July 2011

    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...

    St. Lucia Teachers’ Union establishes Women’s Committee
  5. Equity and inclusion 23 June 2011

    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...

    Cutbacks in public services set back social progress and equality
  6. Equity and inclusion 9 June 2011

    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.

    EI study shows equity matters for teachers and students
  7. Equity and inclusion 8 June 2011

    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.

    Latin America: Women’s Networks keep moving for equality
  8. Equity and inclusion 27 May 2011

    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...

    European teacher unions on the move for equality
  9. Equity and inclusion 27 May 2011

    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.

    OECD: EI speaks up for young people, jobs and gender equality
  10. Equity and inclusion 21 April 2011

    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.

    Zambia National Union of Teachers holds its first Women’s Conference
  11. Equity and inclusion 21 April 2011

    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.

    Zambia National Union of Teachers holds its first Women’s Conference
  12. Equity and inclusion 18 April 2011

    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).

    Democratic Republic of Congo: promoting gender equality in teaching
  13. Equity and inclusion 7 April 2011

    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.

    Educating women and girls saves lives
  14. Equity and inclusion 30 March 2011

    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.

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