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  1. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 25 November 2023

    Education and schools are key to end gender-based violence

    Isma Benboulerbah

    According to the Violence Against Women & Girls Guide , developed by the World Bank, 818 million women worldwide have experienced physical or sexual partner violence or sexual violence by a non-partner. This is almost the total population of sub-Saharan Africa. On this International Day for the Elimination of Violence...

    Education and schools are key to end gender-based violence
  2. Equity and inclusion 26 October 2023

    Gender, education, and a global view on the ‘crisis of care’

    Saba Joshi

    The global pandemic that swept across the world just a few years ago was a grim reminder of the fragility of human lives. Widespread illness and death, economic disruption, mobility restrictions, and lockdowns precipitated by the unabated spread of Covid-19 was shocking, almost unbelievable for many of us.

    Gender, education, and a global view on the ‘crisis of care’
  3. Equity and inclusion 11 October 2023

    Education International joins global call to invest in girls’ rights

    Statement on the International Day of the Girl Child - 11 October 2023

    October 11, the International Day of the Girl Child, is a day of mobilisation and action to advance the rights of girls around the world. Amid worrying developments that have undone decades of progress on girls’ rights, Education International joins allies from around the world in calling for governments and...

    Education International joins global call to invest in girls’ rights
  4. Equity and inclusion 31 July 2023

    Empowering Women Education Workers: Summary of the EILA Regional Network Meeting

    The meeting provided an opportunity for analysis of the current situation, workshops and discussions between colleagues from all over the region. Initiatives such as the campaign for the ratification of ILO Convention 190 and the launch of the Network’s Observatory: Sumemos Igualdad (Let’s Ad Equality).

    Empowering Women Education Workers: Summary of the EILA Regional Network Meeting
  5. Equity and inclusion 29 March 2023

    UN Conference on the Status of Women: We need action to make gender equality in the digital age a reality

    The 67th session of the UN Committee on the Status of Women (CSW67) held in New York, March 6 to 17 adopted conclusions that acknowledge the critical role of technology and innovation in achieving gender equality and recognise the challenges to gender equality in the digital age.

    UN Conference on the Status of Women: We need action to make gender equality in the digital age a reality
  6. Equity and inclusion 8 March 2023

    Supporting women’s participation and leadership through digital technologies: lessons from the experiences of education unions during Covid-19.

    Carol Miller, Houda Sabra

    The global Covid-19 pandemic significantly impacted women workers. The International Labour Organisation (ILO) documented disproportionate job and income losses suffered by women worldwide during the pandemic : in 2019-2020 alone, women’s employment declined by 4.2% (or 54 million jobs). The situation has put women at greater risk of job loss,...

    Supporting women’s participation and leadership through digital technologies: lessons from the experiences of education unions during Covid-19.
  7. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 7 March 2023

    Understanding and taking action for gender equality in science and technology

    Lina Ethel Merino

    On February 11, the world marked the International Day of Women and Girls in Science with the aim of raising awareness of the barriers that prevent women from accessing the world of science and technology, as well as promoting their full and equal participation in the sector. What are these...

    Understanding and taking action for gender equality in science and technology
  8. Equity and inclusion 7 March 2023

    Teachers raise their voice for gender-responsive and empowering public education at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women

    The sixty-seventh Session of the Commission on the Status of Women takes place at the United Nations Headquarters, in New York, from 6 to 17 March 2023. The Education International delegation is there to call on all governments to Go Public and Fund Education , so that all women and...

    Teachers raise their voice for gender-responsive and empowering public education at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women
  9. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 6 March 2023

    Are new technologies feminist?

    Pauline Schnegg

    Surprisingly, while most teachers (70% of teachers in France are women) are in favour of equality between girls and boys, as soon as the words “feminist pedagogy” are uttered, they are met with confusion and even rejection. It is like claiming to be in favour of equality without promoting the...

    Are new technologies feminist?
  10. Equity and inclusion 7 December 2022

    #16Days | Using technology to foster meaningful conversations on gender-based violence

    Aayushi Aggarwal

    Over the past two years, the world has undergone massive changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic. These abrupt and unpredictable changes have required adjustments to how we work and have challenged us to re-think, re-assess and re-formulate our approaches and engagements. Gender at Work’s engagement with Education International on capacity...

    #16Days | Using technology to foster meaningful conversations on gender-based violence
  11. Climate action and literacy 5 December 2022

    #16Days | Brazilian women fighting to protect the Amazon

    Fátima da Silva

    The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is an international UN Women campaign that has been running since 1991 and which provides an opportunity to reflect on the issue of abuse suffered by women around the world. The campaign runs from 25 November to 10 December and this year...

    #16Days | Brazilian women fighting to protect the Amazon
  12. Equity and inclusion 2 December 2022

    #16Days | Ending the violence against Indigenous women and girls

    Tesa Fiddler

    The tragedy of Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls must not continue to be part of the narrative of Canada. Indigenous women and girls have experienced colonial violence and genocide for hundreds of years and it must end.

    #16Days | Ending the violence against Indigenous women and girls
  13. Democracy 29 November 2022

    #16Days | I was less afraid of a russian missile than of a russian soldier: Sexual violence as a weapon of war in Ukraine

    Kateryna Maliuta-Osaulova

    The Russian invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 marked the beginning of a collective nightmare. Attacks against civilians, including sexual violence against women and girls have been used as part of the campaign of terror to intimidate the population. This first-hand account from Ukraine details the horrors war unleashed but...

    #16Days | I was less afraid of a russian missile than of a russian soldier: Sexual violence as a weapon of war in Ukraine
  14. Trade union rights are human rights 28 November 2022

    #16Days | Woman, life, freedom!

    Khazar Lotfi

    The death of Jina Mahsa Amini, a young Kurdish-Iranian woman has sparked nationwide protests in Iran since September. Educators and students were amongst the first to go on strike in protest against the Islamic regime’s brutality and in support of Iranians fighting for their freedom.

    #16Days | Woman, life, freedom!
  15. Trade union rights are human rights 10 November 2022

    Executive Board Resolution on Solidarity with Women and Girls in Iran

    On September 16th, 2022, Mahsa Amini was detained by a “Guidance Patrol” in Iran for allegedly wearing a loose headscarf and thus violating Iranian dress laws.  She was beaten and subsequently died. Her death sparked a furious response and protest among Iranian women and girls, who posted videos to social...

    Executive Board Resolution on Solidarity with Women and Girls in Iran
  16. Equity and inclusion

    Women’s Participation in Education Unions in a Time of Covid-19

    Carol Miller, Houda Sabra

    31 October 2022

    Since the start of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, education unions have been pragmatic and quick to respond to the rapid changes brought about by the global health crisis. Thus, it is important for education unions to review the work done to engage with members since the onset of the pandemic...

    Women’s Participation in Education Unions in a Time of Covid-19
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  17. Equity and inclusion 10 October 2022

    Education unions honour a decade fighting for the rights of girls in and through education and renew their commitment for the future

    Statement on the International Day of the Girl Child - 11 October 2022

    This October 11th, Education International (EI) and its affiliates are proud to join in the global celebration marking the 10th International Day of the Girl Child. Our Time is Now - Our Rights, Our Future is the 2022 United Nations theme for the day, making clear that “girls are ready...

    Education unions honour a decade fighting for the rights of girls in and through education and renew their commitment for the future