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  1. Equity and inclusion 25 March 2011

    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...

    Interview with Jan Eastman: A teacher unionist dedicated to gender equality
  2. Equity and inclusion 25 March 2011

    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...

    Gender justice is key to real progress
  3. Equity and inclusion

    On the Move for Equality | EI’s First World Women’s Conference

    Conference Report

    14 March 2011

    On the Move for Equality, EI’s first world women’s conference took place in Bangkok, Thailand, 20-23 January, 2011. This report outlines the discussions and outcomes of this ground-breaking event.

    On the Move for Equality | EI’s First World Women’s Conference
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  4. Equity and inclusion 8 March 2011

    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.

    International Women’s Day: Invest in education of girls!
  5. Equity and inclusion 8 March 2011

    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.

    8 March: EI celebrates International Women' Day
  6. Equity and inclusion 3 March 2011

    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.

    EI Demands Gender Pay Equity Now!
  7. Equity and inclusion 25 February 2011

    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).

    Sexual violence: combating impunity in DRC
  8. Equity and inclusion 23 February 2011

    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.

    Women bloggers help to shape UN agenda
  9. Equity and inclusion 21 February 2011

    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.

    Unions advocate for gender equality and decent work at the UN
  10. Equity and inclusion 18 February 2011

    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).

    Unions advocate for gender equality in education at the UN
  11. Equity and inclusion 31 January 2011

    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...

    Statement by the FGESRS, Tunisia, made during Education International’s First World Women’s Conference in Bangkok
  12. Equity and inclusion 26 January 2011

    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.

    Women's conference pushes for a better world
  13. Equity and inclusion 22 January 2011

    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.

    Empowering women and girls through education
  14. Equity and inclusion 22 January 2011

    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.

    Maternity protection and social benefits vital to women
  15. Equity and inclusion 21 January 2011

    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.

    Women unionists take stock of the status of women in today's world
  16. Equity and inclusion 21 January 2011

    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.”

    Teachers play important role to achieve gender equality
  17. Equity and inclusion 21 January 2011

    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.

    World Women’s Conference: Strengthening EI Women’s Networks
  18. Equity and inclusion 18 January 2011

    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.

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