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  1. Equity and inclusion 11 March 2014

    One in three women experienced violence

    33 % of women living in the European Union have experienced physical and/or sexual violence since the age of 15, and one in 20 women was raped since the age of 15. These insights were revealed by an EU-wide survey on violence against women published by the European Agency for...

    One in three women experienced violence
  2. Equity and inclusion 4 March 2014

    How can education unions play an active role in ensuring that student performance is gender equal?

    At Education International’s (EI) North America and Caribbean Regional Conference, held in Montego Bay on 24-26 February, Ms. Georgia Waugh Richards from the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) suggested that in Caribbean countries “gender streaming” in education may help improve the performance of boys, who are lagging behind girls in school...

    How can education unions play an active role in ensuring that student performance is gender equal?
  3. Equity and inclusion 26 February 2014

    Spain: EI members committed to sexual and gender diversity

    EI welcomes the collaboration agreement to work towards eradicating discrimination against LGBT people in learning and teaching environments signed by member organisations in Spain - FECCOO, STES, FETE-UGT - and the State Federation of Lesbians, Gays, Transsexuals and Bisexuals organisations (FELGTB).

    Spain: EI members committed to sexual and gender diversity
  4. Equity and inclusion 26 February 2014

    Quality education for girls and women is progress for all

    EI has released its statement to mark International Women’s Day (IWD) 2014 on 8th March. EI affiliates are encouraged to use this statement in their own IWD communications and in connection with EI’s global campaign Unite for Quality Education.

    Quality education for girls and women is progress for all
  5. Equity and inclusion 25 February 2014

    International Women’s Day 2014

    Celebrated annually on 8 March, International Women’s Day encourages advocacy for women's advancement and gender equality. With thousands of events worldwide, it calls for challenging the status quo for women's equality and for inspiring positive change.

    International Women’s Day 2014
  6. Equity and inclusion 12 February 2014

    Philippines: action plan for gender equality

    EI, together with one Swedish affiliate Lärarförbundet, organised an evaluation and planning meeting for its Philippine member organisations in Manila, Philippines, from 30 January until 1 February. Twenty participants, i.e. five women leaders from four EI affiliates in the Philippines - ACT, FFW, TOPPS and SMP-NATOW - took part in...

    Philippines: action plan for gender equality
  7. Equity and inclusion 7 February 2014

    The European Parliament calls for EU roadmap to protect fundamental rights of LGBTI people

    On 4 February 2014, the European Parliament adopted a resolution to safeguard the fundamental rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people. The resolution calls upon the EU to make a roadmap to make fundamental rights a reality of LGBTI people.

    The European Parliament calls for EU roadmap to protect fundamental rights of LGBTI people
  8. Equity and inclusion 6 February 2014

    India: Unions develop Action Plan for gender equity

    A South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Women’s Network Planning Meeting has been held in New Delhi, India. Three union leaders from EI affiliate All India Secondary Teachers’ Federation (AISTF) National Office, six AISTF representatives from the Indian Maharashtra State, as well as six AISTF representatives from the Indian...

    India: Unions develop Action Plan for gender equity
  9. Equity and inclusion 29 January 2014

    India: Unions develop Action Plan for gender equity

    A South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Women’s Network Planning Meeting has been held in New Delhi, India. Three union leaders from EI affiliate All India Secondary Teachers’ Federation (AISTF) National Office, six AISTF representatives from the Indian Maharashtra State, as well as six AISTF representatives from the Indian...

    India: Unions develop Action Plan for gender equity
  10. Equity and inclusion 28 January 2014

    On the move for equality by mainstreaming and developing expertise on gender equality in unions

    EI Deputy General Secretary Haldis Holst underlines the need to combine mainstreaming of gender equality policies and expertise in gender issues within education trade unions and the teaching profession, to help achieve quality education for all. These topics and many more will be addressed during the Second EI World Women’s...

    On the move for equality by mainstreaming and developing expertise on gender equality in unions
  11. Equity and inclusion 19 December 2013

    African workshop focuses on gender mainstreaming

    The Pan-Africa Teachers’ Centre (PATC) and EI African regional office (EIRAF) have joined UNESCO, UNICEF and several progressive regional and international organisations in coordinating a project to develop, print, validate and pilot a UNESCO guide on gender mainstreaming containing 10 modules to be used in Teacher Training Institutions (TEIs) in...

    African workshop focuses on gender mainstreaming
  12. Equity and inclusion 18 December 2013

    Sri Lanka: Seminar focused on union role in national legislation

    National laws, especially on gender issues, came under the spotlight at an International Labour Organisation (ILO)/National Laws Seminar evaluation and planning meeting attended by six EI affiliates from Sri Lanka. The seminar was organised by EI and its Norwegian affiliate, UEN, in Colombo, from 13-15 December.

    Sri Lanka: Seminar focused on union role in national legislation
  13. Equity and inclusion 25 November 2013

    Joint Statement on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

    Gender-based violence (GBV) is a fundamental violation of human rights. It is one of the worst manifestations of gender-based discrimination, disproportionately affecting girls and women, and a major obstacle to achieving gender equality. This is a global phenomenon that knows no boundaries geographical, cultural, ethnic, economic or other.

    Joint Statement on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
  14. Equity and inclusion 21 November 2013

    Senegal: Call for increased participation of women

    Some 300 women (and a number of men) from 100 countries are attending the second world women's conference organised by the International Trade Union Confederation’s (ITUC) in Dakar, Senegal, from 19-21 November. This is the first time that an African country is hosting an ITUC World Women’s Conference. In recognising...

    Senegal: Call for increased participation of women
  15. Equity and inclusion 7 November 2013

    Nepal: Union rights and gender issues highlighted at educators’ workshop

    EI and its national affiliates, the Nepal National Teachers' Association (NNTA), the Nepal Teachers' Association (NTA), and the Sansthagat Vidyalaya Schickshak Union Nepal (ISTU), co-organised a joint workshop on trade union rights and gender issues in trade unions, education and society in Kathmandu, Nepal, from 22-24 October. Discussions were held...

    Nepal: Union rights and gender issues highlighted at educators’ workshop
  16. Equity and inclusion 25 October 2013

    European trade unionists want equality added to quality in education

    The Standing Committee for Equality of EI’s European region, the European Trade Union Committee for Education (ETUCE), has met in Brussels, Belgium. From 21-22 October, education unionists highlighted the need for and activities organised to achieve equality in education.

    European trade unionists want equality added to quality in education