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  1. Equity and inclusion 4 March 2010

    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.

    Support us in our open letter to the UN chief over the outrage at the 54th Commission on the Status of Women!
  2. Equity and inclusion 3 March 2010

    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.

    Civil society refuses to be silenced at UNCSW
  3. Equity and inclusion 25 February 2010

    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.

    Making unions’ voices heard at the Bejing +15 Review
  4. Equity and inclusion 22 December 2009

    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...

    Teachers are on the move for equality!
  5. Equity and inclusion 25 November 2009

    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.

    Statement on International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
  6. Equity and inclusion 29 October 2009

    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...

    Pension reforms in Europe: Keeping women poor in old age?
  7. Equity and inclusion 18 March 2009

    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.

    Equality progresses at the UN: Outcomes of the 53rd Session of the Commission on the Status of Women
  8. Equity and inclusion 3 March 2009

    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...

    International Women's Day, 8th March 2009
  9. Equity and inclusion 2 March 2009

    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.

    UNCSW: EI, ITUC and PSI parallel panel on 3 March
  10. Equity and inclusion 27 February 2009

    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...

    Trade unionists ready to influence UN session on Equality for Women and Men
  11. Equity and inclusion 16 January 2009

    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.

    Human rights and gender equality in education
  12. Equity and inclusion 24 November 2008

    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...

    International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women: 25 November
  13. Equity and inclusion 9 April 2008

    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.

    Begoña Suarez elected Chair of the Pan-European Equality Standing Committee
  14. Equity and inclusion 1 April 2008

    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.

    Pan-European Equality Standing Committee meeting opens with record attendance
  15. Equity and inclusion 13 March 2008

    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.

    Gender equity remains elusive for female academics