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  1. Equity and inclusion 11 October 2013

    Message by Fred van Leeuwen, General Secretary of Education International, on the occasion of the International Day of the Girl Child, 11 October 2013

    The International Day of the Girl Child was celebrated for the first time in 2012 as a way of promoting girls’ human rights and focusing attention on the many challenges faced by girl children all over the world. Education International (EI) welcomes this year’s theme to mark Girl Child Day:...

    Message by Fred van Leeuwen, General Secretary of Education International, on the occasion of the International Day of the Girl Child, 11 October 2013
  2. Equity and inclusion 11 October 2013

    International Day of the Girl Child 2013

    Today, as we celebrate the second international day of the girl child, we also note that 2013 has put the challenges that girls face in accessing and successfully completing education at the very top of the international policy agenda. This is in no small measure due to the courage of...

    International Day of the Girl Child 2013
  3. Equity and inclusion 19 September 2013

    EI regional conferences: Gender equality at heart of discussions

    Kuala Lumpur: More than 80 trade unionists from the Asia-Pacific region gathered at the Women’s Caucus in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, prior to the 7th EI regional conference. The Caucus theme was: “Achieving gender equality through ending discrimination (against women and girls) in education”.

    EI regional conferences: Gender equality at heart of discussions
  4. Equity and inclusion 21 August 2013

    Educators' network to empower women in the Pacific

    Over 40 representatives from 11 countries in the Pacific gathered for two days in Fiji to outline their unions’ plans to grow the women’s networks and promote equality in education and unions in the region. The women’s network meeting was held prior to the triennial conference of the Council of...

    Educators' network to empower women in the Pacific
  5. Equity and inclusion 9 July 2013

    Education unionists mobilise for girls’ education on Malala Day

    EI affiliates around the world join the events being coordinated by the offices of the UN Special Envoy on Global Education, Gordon Brown on 12 July, to celebrate Malala Yousafzai’s sixteenth birthday and renew the call for all governments to guarantee equitable quality education for all, especially girls.

    Education unionists mobilise for girls’ education on Malala Day
  6. Equity and inclusion 4 July 2013

    Second EI Arab Women's Network meeting

    EI held the second meeting of its Arab Women Network (AWN) from 29-30 June in Beirut, Lebanon. This meeting aimed at following up on the discussions that started at last’s year inaugural meeting, where the AWN will build on the information shared and plan for future steps.

    Second EI Arab Women's Network meeting
  7. Equity and inclusion 21 March 2013

    EI furthers its gender equality strategy

    The 41st EI Executive Board, meeting on 19-21 March in Brussels, Belgium, has adopted the EI Global Gender Equality Action Plan (GEAP), and endorsed a second EI World Women’s Conference.

    EI furthers its gender equality strategy
  8. Equity and inclusion 5 March 2013

    Women’s Day: from words to action

    In 1910, Clara Zetkin, a political leader in Germany, first suggested the idea of an annual Women’s Day at the second International Conference of Working Women. Going from strength to strength, year after year in all corners of the globe, International Women’s Day has become a day of recognition, celebration...

    Women’s Day: from words to action
  9. Equity and inclusion 27 February 2013

    UN CSW: No more words, time for action!

    The 57th session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UN CSW) is being held in New York, USA, from 4-15 March. This year's priority theme is: The Elimination and Prevention of all Forms of Violence against Women and Girls.

    UN CSW: No more words, time for action!
  10. Equity and inclusion 18 February 2013

    Burkina Faso: trade union women’s congress

    The Fédération des syndicats nationaux des travailleurs de l’éducation et de la recherche (F-SYNTER), held its fourth women’s congress on 26 January in Ougadougou. The education union received financial support from German colleagues in the Gewerkschaft Erziehung und Bildung (GEW), also an EI affiliate.

    Burkina Faso: trade union women’s congress
  11. Equity and inclusion 8 February 2013

    India: urgent action on violence against women

    Following brutal gang-rape and murder of a female medical student in New Delhi last December, the EI South Asian Women’s Network (SWN) has issued a statement on violence against women in India.

    India: urgent action on violence against women
  12. Equity and inclusion 20 December 2012

    Kenya: Teachers plan to secure 47 county representative seats for women

    The Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT), one of EI’s national affiliates, is planning to have 47 county representative positions taken up by female teachers. KNUT President Wilson Sossion has announced that his union will also support women teachers going for other political seats.

    Kenya: Teachers plan to secure 47 county representative seats for women
  13. Equity and inclusion 12 December 2012

    Education unions add voice to campaign to end violence against women

    EI, its affiliates and international organisations participated in the annual 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence Campaign, from 25 November–10 December. They called for an end to gender-based violence and appealed to governments to prevent and protect women and girls from violence.

    Education unions add voice to campaign to end violence against women
  14. Equity and inclusion 22 November 2012

    Education unions work to prevent violence against women

    EI marks November 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, as a day to promote women’s rights at work and to call for the prevention of violence against all women and girls.

    Education unions work to prevent violence against women
  15. Equity and inclusion 11 October 2012

    EI advocates for the rights of girls

    The International Day of the Girl Child, celebrated annually from this year on October 11th, is an opportunity for EI and teachers’ unions to harness their advocacy and programmatic work to enhance the rights of the girl child.

    EI advocates for the rights of girls
  16. Equity and inclusion 24 September 2012

    UNCSW

    Jim Baker

    UNCSW