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  1. Union growth 24 November 2017

    One story at a time, violence against women is thrust into the spotlight

    The wave of revelations of sexual harassment and abuse of women from all walks of life marks a tipping point in tackling gender-based violence, and that effort begins in classrooms around the world.

    One story at a time, violence against women is thrust into the spotlight
  2. Union renewal and development 24 November 2017

    Gender Equality in development co-operation among the General Union of Palestinian Teachers (GUPT), the National Union of Teachers (NUT), and the Union of Education Norway (Utdanningsforbundet, UEN) as of 2017

    The NUT and the UEN’s co-operation efforts with the GUPT date back to the early ‘90s.

    Gender Equality in development co-operation among the General Union of Palestinian Teachers (GUPT), the National Union of Teachers (NUT), and the Union of Education Norway (Utdanningsforbundet, UEN) as of 2017
  3. Equity and inclusion 11 October 2017

    International Day of the Girl Child

    Education International celebrates the annual day for promoting the empowerment of girls and the fulfilment of their human rights, as well as highlighting existing challenges faced by girls all over the world.

    International Day of the Girl Child
  4. Equity and inclusion 29 September 2017

    UNESCO aims at ‘Cracking the code’ to end gender disparities in STEM

    A new UNESCO report addresses girls and women’s significant underrepresentation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics professions worldwide, a divide rooted in girls’ earliest days of socialisation and schooling.

    UNESCO aims at ‘Cracking the code’ to end gender disparities in STEM
  5. Equity and inclusion 28 September 2017

    Curriculum, Textbooks and Gender Stereotypes: The case of Pakistan

    Haleema Masud

    Education holds the power to form the understanding, attitudes and the behaviour of individuals. It is used as a tool for the promotion of national identities and can enhance the privilege of certain groups in the society (Smith, 1991), including men’s power over women. Gender roles and inequalities are reproduced,...

    Curriculum, Textbooks and Gender Stereotypes: The case of Pakistan
  6. Equity and inclusion 12 September 2017

    New OECD report takes aim at teacher salaries, class size and gender equality

    The release of the 2017 edition of the OECD’s ‘Education at a Glance’ contains data supporting Education International’s position that teacher salaries remain stagnant and that class size does have an impact on student outcomes.

    New OECD report takes aim at teacher salaries, class size and gender equality
  7. Equity and inclusion 25 July 2017

    Tanzania: Union leaders support efforts to achieve gender equality

    Leaders of the Tanzania Teachers' Union have agreed on the importance of achieving gender equality in their trade union and enhancing women’s leadership skills, and committed themselves to strategies to achieve it.

    Tanzania: Union leaders support efforts to achieve gender equality
  8. Equity and inclusion 5 July 2017

    Global effort intensifies to end gender-based violence in the world of work

    Education International is urging its affiliates around the world to throw their support behind a campaign to end violence against women and men in the workplace through a proposed International Labour Organisation Convention addressing the issue.

    Global effort intensifies to end gender-based violence in the world of work
  9. Equity and inclusion 5 July 2017

    Southern Africa: unions unite to advance the gender agenda

    Female leadership, school-related gender-based violence, and resource mobilisation were among the many topics that came under the spotlight at the Southern Africa Women in Education Network Gender Training and Advocacy workshop.

    Southern Africa: unions unite to advance the gender agenda
  10. Equity and inclusion 19 May 2017

    Women Teachers in Africa

    Nelly P. Stromquist

    A balanced representation of men and women teachers in the classroom creates a healthy environment, where children and youth have access to the wisdom and guidance of adults with varying experiences, attitudes, and skills. The presence of women teachers in two regions of the world, however, is quite weak. In...

    Women Teachers in Africa
  11. Union renewal and development 4 May 2017

    From the classroom to the world and back: educators take on a global perspective

    In a search for solutions to some of the biggest challenges facing people around the world, the second day of the Unite Conference in Rotterdam looked to build bridges from schools to politicians to policies.

    From the classroom to the world and back: educators take on a global perspective
  12. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 29 April 2017

    Education’s Promise for Gender Equality (2/2)

    Gender equality is a stand-alone goal under the 2030 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), but is also a key aspect of the SDG 4 Quality Education. In light of the forthcoming 2018 World Development Report (WDR) and the influence of the World Bank in shaping global narratives on education...

    Education’s Promise for Gender Equality (2/2)
  13. Equity and inclusion 12 April 2017

    Competencies for Today and Tomorrow

    Nelly P. Stromquist

    At a recent education conference, I was invited to participate in a panel entitled, “Problematizing future competencies: Learning development in the unknown 21st century.” Something about the title generated resistance in me, so instead of offering suggestions on “competencies” for the “unknown” 21st century, I problematized the theme of the...

    Competencies for Today and Tomorrow
  14. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 11 April 2017

    Malala Yousafzai, appointed UN Messenger of Peace

    Education International welcomes the appointment of Nobel laureate, Malala Yousafzai, as United Nations’ Messenger of Peace, a key international role where she will be able to continue to fulfil her commitment to the promotion of girls’ education.

    Malala Yousafzai, appointed UN Messenger of Peace
  15. Equity and inclusion 22 March 2017

    Raising Arabic female teachers’ voices

    At the 61st Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women, female education union leaders reasserted their solidarity with their sisters in Arab countries, with a specific focus on Bahrain.

    Raising Arabic female teachers’ voices
  16. Equity and inclusion 16 March 2017

    Education unions’ leading women pave the way for women’s economic empowerment

    Taking women’s rights to the UN, Education International’s delegation of female education unionists’ message of ‘A Woman’s Place is in her Union…for Economic Justice’ is being heard loud and clear in New York City.

    Education unions’ leading women pave the way for women’s economic empowerment