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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Equity and inclusion 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)
  4. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Equity and inclusion 24 January 2017

    Education unions make their mark at the Women’s March for rights

    Teachers and educators joined millions at Women’s Marches around the world, showing strength in numbers and solidarity in support of women’s rights, equality, diversity, and respect for human dignity.

    Education unions make their mark at the Women’s March for rights
  9. Equity and inclusion 5 December 2016

    Valuable resources to fight gender-based violence released

    In the framework of the 16 Days of activism against gender-based violence campaign, UN Women has published a ‘Package of essentials for addressing violence against women’ aimed at advocates, programmers and policy makers.

    Valuable resources to fight gender-based violence released
  10. Equity and inclusion 25 November 2016

    Education International launches a ‘call to action’ to address violence against women and girls

    To mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and Girls, Education International affiliates are urging governments to support the International Labour Organisation’s Standard on gender based violence and harassment at work.

    Education International launches a ‘call to action’ to address violence against women and girls
  11. Equity and inclusion 3 November 2016

    West African education unions tackle gender equality and issues

    Education union leaders from West Africa have engaged in lively debates on ways to increase and improve women’s empowerment and leadership within trade unions, education and societies in their sub-region.

    West African education unions tackle gender equality and issues
  12. Equity and inclusion 27 October 2016

    EI leaders support women’s rights activism around the world

    The Education International Executive Board has issued a statement in support of the women’s rights activists, trade union activists and others who have been demonstrating in recent months against violations of women’s rights worldwide.

    EI leaders support women’s rights activism around the world
  13. Equity and inclusion 18 October 2016

    UK: gender inequality puts future of teaching profession at risk

    Gender inequality, combined with crushing workloads and attacks on their pay and working conditions, are threatening to drive women out of the teaching profession in the UK.

    UK: gender inequality puts future of teaching profession at risk
  14. Equity and inclusion 11 October 2016

    Educators celebrate International Day of the Girl Child 2016

    As each year on October 11th, Education International highlights girls’ lives across the world, celebrates girls’ achievements, and also shines the spotlight on the issues that continue to hold far too many girls back.

    Educators celebrate International Day of the Girl Child 2016
  15. Equity and inclusion 9 September 2016

    17 ways to improve girls’ education

    With over 32 million girls out of schools worldwide, there are many ways in which girl’s education can be promoted – a new website offers at least 17 examples of how to do so.

    17 ways to improve girls’ education