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  1. Equity and inclusion 12 April 2019

    Nepal: women education unionists develop leadership skills in the union, schools, and society

    The Women’s Department of the Nepal National Teachers' Association has organised a training of trainers for leadership development in the union, schools and society for women members, with the objective of providing them with a gender specific agenda.

    Nepal: women education unionists develop leadership skills in the union, schools, and society
  2. Equity and inclusion 28 March 2019

    UNCSW63’s positive outcomes for women’s human rights to social protection systems, quality public services, including education, and sustainable infrastructure

    The women workers’ delegation, including education unionists, welcomes the Agreed Conclusions of the 63rd session of the Commission on the Status of Women, which includes positive language on education and social protection systems.

    UNCSW63’s positive outcomes for women’s human rights to social protection systems, quality public services, including education, and sustainable infrastructure
  3. Trade union rights are human rights 14 March 2019

    Stop gender-based violence in the world of work!

    Union women and feminist allies take the campaign for the adoption of an International Labour Organisation’s Convention to the 63rd Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women.

    Stop gender-based violence in the world of work!
  4. Union growth 13 March 2019

    The #CSW63 Diaries

    Michelle Codrington-Rogers

    Michelle Codrington-Rogers, Junior Vice-President of the National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers (NASUWT)/UK, is currently an EI delegate to the 63rd Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW63). Follow the event through the eyes of teacher unionist on her blog. (https://mcn--nasuwt.blogspot.com/?m=1)

    The #CSW63 Diaries
  5. Union growth 8 March 2019

    #IWD2019 #Education Voices: “The Political Participation of Women and Their Prominent Role in Brazil’s Trade Union Movement”, by Fátima da Silva.

    Fátima da Silva

    Until recently, women in Latin America had achieved unprecedented levels of political participation with the election of women presidents in several countries in the region. Dilma Rousseff (2011–2016), Cristina Kirchner (2007–2015) and Michelle Bachelet (2006–2010 and 2014–2018) all served two terms as elected presidents in Brazil, Argentina and Chile, respectively....

    #IWD2019 #Education Voices: “The Political Participation of Women and Their Prominent Role in Brazil’s Trade Union Movement”, by Fátima da Silva.
  6. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 8 March 2019

    International Women’s Day: education unionists push for the adoption of a binding Convention and Recommendation on violence against women and men in the world of work

    To mark this year’s International Women’s Day, Education International and its member organisations recognise women’s contributions to the worlds’ societies, celebrate their achievements, renew their commitment to advancing gender equality within unions, in education and in society, and urge governments worldwide to adopt a binding Convention and Recommendation on Violence...

    International Women’s Day: education unionists push for the adoption of a binding Convention and Recommendation on violence against women and men in the world of work
  7. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 7 March 2019

    #IWD2019 #Education Voices: “A gender perspective is an integral part of education unions' child labour projects”, by Nora Wintour

    Nora Wintour

    As part of a research project on the most effective practices related to the implementation of activities against child labour by education unions commissioned by AOb and EI, I recently had the privilege to carry out field missions in Uganda, Morocco, Albania and Mali – at first glance not countries...

    #IWD2019 #Education Voices: “A gender perspective is an integral part of education unions' child labour projects”, by Nora Wintour
  8. Union growth 6 March 2019

    #IWD2019 #Education Voices : “It All Starts With Good Teachers: Women’s Leadership in Education & in Unions”, by Johanna Jaara Åstrand

    Johanna Jaara Åstrand

    When I first joined the union, what attracted me was not so much the suggestion that the union was there to protect me if something should happen to me in my professional life. My motivation was more that the union was a place where I could make things happen together...

    #IWD2019 #Education Voices : “It All Starts With Good Teachers: Women’s Leadership in Education & in Unions”, by Johanna Jaara Åstrand
  9. Equity and inclusion 5 March 2019

    #IWD2019 #Education Voices: “Educating Girls Matters: How You Can Help Change the World”, by Kayce Freed Jennings

    Kayce Freed Jennings

    This is true: educating girls will change the world. We know that. So why, then, are there still 130 million girls out of school and what can we do about it? What can you, as educators, do about it? What can your students do?

    #IWD2019 #Education Voices: “Educating Girls Matters: How You Can Help Change the World”, by Kayce Freed Jennings
  10. Equity and inclusion 4 March 2019

    #IWD2019 #Education Voices: "The Role of Education in South Africa’s Struggle Against Gender Based Violence", by Dorcus Sekabate

    Dorcus Sekabate

    The late world renowned South African statesman and first democratically elected President Nelson Mandela once said; “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”. As an educator, these words have been a driving inspiration for my overall outlook on the profession and on what...

    #IWD2019 #Education Voices: "The Role of Education in South Africa’s Struggle Against Gender Based Violence", by Dorcus Sekabate
  11. Equity and inclusion 19 February 2019

    “Evidence-based labour activities for gender equality and the rights to gender and reproductive health”, by Yoshiko Norimatsu.

    Yoshiko Norimatsu

    The Japan Teachers’ Union contributes to achieving gender-related rights through its programmes and policies focused on the rights of female educators. A recent JTU research, for example, has shown how terms of employment are interlinked with reproductive health and childcare challenges.

    “Evidence-based labour activities for gender equality and the rights to gender and reproductive health”, by Yoshiko Norimatsu.
  12. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 7 February 2019

    “Collective bargaining and gender equality: a testament to women trade unionists”, by Jane Pillinger and Nora Wintour

    Nora Wintour, Jane Pillinger

    Jane Pillinger and Nora Wintour have worked together for over 20 years since the PSI and EI first launched the ‘Pay Equity Now!’ campaign. Here they discuss their recent book.

    “Collective bargaining and gender equality: a testament to women trade unionists”, by Jane Pillinger and Nora Wintour
  13. Equity and inclusion 21 December 2018

    Asian women union leaders join forces to combat bullying and sexual harassment in schools

    Top women education unionists from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations have taken stock of their 2018 activities focusing on anti-bullying and research on sexual harassment, and adopted a 2019 action plan to push forward action.

    Asian women union leaders join forces to combat bullying and sexual harassment in schools
  14. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 19 December 2018

    SDG4 & education for sustainable development: Why we should celebrate an apparent failure? By Antonia Wulff

    Antonia Wulff

    The expert group in charge of the SDG indicators rejected the proposed measurement strategy for target 4.7 on education for sustainable development, human rights and global citizenship. A dramatic turn in the SDGs serial but is it really as disastrous as it seems? And what does this mean in practice?

    SDG4 & education for sustainable development: Why we should celebrate an apparent failure? By Antonia Wulff
  15. Future of work in education 13 December 2018

    Philippines: union leaders united around gender equality and improving campaign capacities

    The annual evaluation and planning meeting of the Philippines’s women’s network bringing together Education International’s affiliates in this country has taken stock of gender and diversity issues and reinforced the education unions’ capacities and advocacy skills.

    Philippines: union leaders united around gender equality and improving campaign capacities
  16. Equity and inclusion 22 November 2018

    25 November’s call to action: Eliminating gender-based violence and harassment in the world of work

    Education International’s General Secretary has called on all member organisations to take action to ensure their governments support the adoption of a binding International Labour organisation’s Convention and Recommendation on gender-based violence in the world of work.

    25 November’s call to action: Eliminating gender-based violence and harassment in the world of work
  17. Equity and inclusion 6 November 2018

    Ivory Coast’s Education Minister and advocate for women’s rights welcomes EI Africa Women’s Roundtable

    Education International’s (EI) Africa Women’s Roundtable was warmly welcomed by the Honourable Kandia Camara, Côte d’Ivoire’s Minister of National Education and Technical and Vocational Education and Training, as well as a teacher, former unionist and alumni of the earliest iteration of the EI African Women in Education Network.

    Ivory Coast’s Education Minister and advocate for women’s rights welcomes EI Africa Women’s Roundtable