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  1. Equity and inclusion 19 June 2006

    EI protests against trafficking of women and young girls during the World Cup

    In a letter addressed to the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, on 19 June, EI expressed its concern about the trafficking of women and girls into Germany who are being exploited in the sex industry for the World Cup season.

    EI protests against trafficking of women and young girls during the World Cup
  2. Equity and inclusion 6 March 2006

    EI Statement on the International Women's Day, 8 March 2006 - Public Quality Education to achieve Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women

    During the UN Millennium Summit in the year 2000, world leaders reaffirmed their commitment to achieving equal rights for women and girls by approving Goal 3 on Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. It was not the first time that such a pledge had been made.

    EI Statement on the International Women's Day, 8 March 2006 - Public Quality Education to achieve Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women
  3. Equity and inclusion 3 March 2006

    Global Unions Oral Statement on Migration - 50th Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women – 2 March, 2006

    The international trade union organisations welcome the fact that migration has been placed on the Agenda of the 50th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women as an emerging issue. The growing phenomenon of migration is of concern to global unions, represented here by Education International, Public Services...

    Global Unions Oral Statement on Migration - 50th Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women – 2 March, 2006
  4. Equity and inclusion 2 March 2006

    UK: Gender pay gap is worst in Europe

    EI affiliates in the UK have expressed their opinions following the publication of the Women and Work Commission’s ‘Shaping a Fairer Future’ report which found women earn only 83% of the male hourly rate.

    UK: Gender pay gap is worst in Europe
  5. Equity and inclusion 28 February 2006

    Press Release 03/2006 - UN Commission on the Status of Women - CSW50: Encouraging women’s participation in decision making

    Education International (EI) will take part in the discussions of the 50th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW50, New York, 27 February-10 March 2006), which this year will look into mechanisms for improving women’s representation in decision making bodies.

    Press Release 03/2006 - UN Commission on the Status of Women - CSW50: Encouraging women’s participation in decision making
  6. Equity and inclusion 31 January 2006

    EI letter to the President of Afghanistan

    EI sent a letter to the President of Afghanistan on 26 Jan 2006, urging him to take action on the series of attacks targeting educators in schools where children, especially girls, are studying across Afghanistan. EI released a press statement on the same day, asking the international community to redouble...

    EI letter to the President of Afghanistan
  7. Equity and inclusion 31 January 2006

    Press Release 1/2006: Afghanistan - girls’ schooling under threat

    Education International, which represents over 29 million teachers and education workers in the world, a thousand of whom are in Afghanistan, has asked the Afghan President, Hamid Karzai, and the international community to redouble their efforts to guarantee girls’ education in Afghanistan and the safety of teachers who educate girls.

    Press Release 1/2006: Afghanistan - girls’ schooling under threat
  8. Equity and inclusion 14 December 2005

    EI European Round Table on Equality: many challenges ahead

    Participants at the EI European Round Table on Equality held in Prague, Czech Republic, from 14-15 Nov, unanimously agreed that there are still many challenges ahead for education workers and their organisations in the area of equality.

    EI European Round Table on Equality: many challenges ahead
  9. Equity and inclusion 6 December 2005

    Register for the 50th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women today!

    As a consultative partner of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), EI will be participating in the 50th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (UN CSW), which will be held in New York, USA, from 27 February to 10 March 2006.

    Register for the 50th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women today!
  10. Equity and inclusion 19 September 2005

    Combating sexual harassment in schools

    The sensitive issue of relationships between teachers and students was raised at a regional seminar held as part of EI’s AIDS/Education For All programme. The unions are agreed that only a zero-tolerance approach will work, particularly since this issue is threatening the image and credibility of the teaching profession. EI...

    Combating sexual harassment in schools