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  1. Equity and inclusion 4 January 2012

    Teacher unionists use momentum to push for further gender equity in Africa

    The Africa Women in Education Network (AWEN) held its annual review meeting from 19-20 December 2011 in Accra, Ghana. The meeting, involving members of the AWEN Steering Committee and representatives from the partner unions, UEN/Norway and Lärarförbundet/Sweden, was opened by EI Vice President Irene Adanusa, advising to build on the...

    Teacher unionists use momentum to push for further gender equity in Africa
  2. Equity and inclusion 5 December 2011

    On the way to education for equality

    The EI Latin America Women’s Network met in Bogota, Colombia, on 2-3 December to discuss and strengthen the defense of public education as a basic human right.

    On the way to education for equality
  3. Equity and inclusion 24 November 2011

    Living free of the fear of violence

    On 25 November, International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, EI calls upon education unions to raise awareness of the scope of the phenomenon of violence against girls and women and organise prevention measures to eradicate it.

    Living free of the fear of violence
  4. Equity and inclusion 14 November 2011

    Uganda: Affiliate supports women’s empowerment within unions

    The Uganda National Teachers Union (UNATU) has introduced a new policy that guarantees at least 33 per cent of female representation across all levels of union leadership.

    Uganda: Affiliate supports women’s empowerment within unions
  5. Equity and inclusion 3 November 2011

    Mali: teacher unionists receive governmental promise to advance gender equity

    Addressing participants to an EI Africa Region’s workshop, the Malian Minister of Education, Literacy and National Languages, Salikou Sanogo, has promised Syndicat National de l’Education et de la Culture (SNEC ) leaders he will help them promote girls’ education. Held from 24 to 26 October in the national capital city,...

    Mali: teacher unionists receive governmental promise to advance gender equity
  6. Equity and inclusion 1 September 2011

    France: teacher union defends mention of gender theory in textbooks

    UNSA-Education, a French EI affiliate, has denounced a call to censure secondary-level textbooks mentioning gender theory, explaining the relationships between sexuality, gender roles and cultural backgrounds.

    France: teacher union defends mention of gender theory in textbooks
  7. Equity and inclusion 21 July 2011

    Education for girls: Much achieved, more to do

    ‘To plan for a day, catch a fish. To plan for a year, plant rice. To plan for a decade, plant a tree. To plan for a lifetime, educate a girl.’

    Education for girls: Much achieved, more to do
  8. Equity and inclusion 20 July 2011

    Millions of girls at risk of missing out on primary education

    Millions of girls are being forced out of school because of poverty, the threat of sexual violence and poor-quality schools – despite improved enrolment rates, according to a new report from the Global Campaign for Education (GCE) of which EI is a founding member.

    Millions of girls at risk of missing out on primary education
  9. Equity and inclusion 14 July 2011

    Women’s rights: from law to practice

    In one week, hundreds of teacher unionists from all over the world will convene in Cape Town for Education International’s Women’s Caucus, a day before the start of the sixth EI World Congress. One of the main themes will be closing the implementation gap and making women’s rights reality.

    Women’s rights: from law to practice
  10. Equity and inclusion 7 July 2011

    St. Lucia Teachers’ Union establishes Women’s Committee

    About three quarters of EI’s member organisations have a committee dealing specifically with women’s rights and gender equality. Now one more organisation can count itself among these. The Status of Women’s Committee of the St. Lucia Teachers’ Union is charged with addressing gender equality among teachers, and with empowering its...

    St. Lucia Teachers’ Union establishes Women’s Committee
  11. Equity and inclusion 23 June 2011

    Cutbacks in public services set back social progress and equality

    On 23 June, UN Public Services Day, trade unions around the world are demanding a clear commitment to the right of all people for quality public services that promote gender equality. Across a range of indicators women are shown to be bearing the brunt of the global economic crisis, particularly...

    Cutbacks in public services set back social progress and equality
  12. Equity and inclusion 9 June 2011

    EI study shows equity matters for teachers and students

    Researchers from Exeter University Dr. Elizabeth Wood and Dr. Martin Levinson presented key findings of the new EI Research Institute’s study Equity Matters at the European Trade Union Committee on Education (ETUCE) Standing Committee for Equality held from 25-26 May in Brussels, Belgium.

    EI study shows equity matters for teachers and students
  13. Equity and inclusion 8 June 2011

    Latin America: Women’s Networks keep moving for equality

    The Southern Cone Women’s Network of EI’s Latin America Region met from 6-7 June in Buenos Aires, Argentina, to evaluate the results and challenges of EI’s World Women’s Conference held in Thailand in January 2011.

    Latin America: Women’s Networks keep moving for equality
  14. Equity and inclusion 27 May 2011

    European teacher unions on the move for equality

    Fifty representatives of European teacher trade unions met in Brussels this week at the annual ETUCE Equality Committee. The discussions focused on overcoming gender stereotypes in and through education, on measures to achieve economic empowerment of women, and on steps to make trade unions places of equality, empowerment and respect...

    European teacher unions on the move for equality