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  •  Global Gender Gap Report benchmarks countries on progress towards gender parity
    News: Global Gender Gap Report benchmarks countries on progress towards gender parity
    Gender parity is fundamental to whether and how economies and societies thrive. Ensuring the full development and appropriate deployment of half of the world’s total talent pool has a vast bearing on the growth, competitiveness and future-readiness of economies and businesses worldwide. The Global Gender Gap Report benchmarks 144 countries on their progress towards gender parity across four thematic dimensions: Economic Participation and Opportunity, Educational Attainment, Health and Survival, and Political Empowerment. In addition, this year’s edition also analyses the dynamics of gender gaps across industry talent pools and occupations. 
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  • New digest from UNESCO Institute of Statistics shows countries and donors how to produce more and better education data
    News: New digest from UNESCO Institute of Statistics shows countries and donors how to produce more and better education data
    The new edition of the SDG 4 Data Digest, launched during the GPE Board meeting in Paris today, sets out the data challenges that confront countries and the international community. While last year’s Data Digest focused on the indicators needed to track progress, this year’s Digest zooms in on data quality as the foundation for an effective monitoring framework to support the pursuit of SDG 4: a quality education for every child by 2030. 
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  •  New Global Education Monitoring Report focuses on accountability in education
    News: New Global Education Monitoring Report focuses on accountability in education
    UNESCO’s 2017/8 Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report highlights the responsibility of governments to provide universal quality education and stresses that accountability is indispensable in achieving this goal. The Report, released today, warns that disproportionate blame on any one actor for systemic educational problems can have serious negative side effects, widening inequality and damaging learning. “Education is a shared responsibility between us all– governments, schools, teachers, parents and private actors,” said UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova. “Accountability for these responsibilities defines the way teachers teach, students learn, and governments act. It must be designed with care and with the principles of equity, inclusion and quality in mind.” 
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  • High-Level Meeting on Ending Child Marriage in West and Central Africa
    News: High-Level Meeting on Ending Child Marriage in West and Central Africa
    Hosted by the Government of Senegal the High-Level Meeting on Ending Child Marriage is currently underway in Dakar Senegal. The three day meeting running from 23rd - 25th October, is coordinated by a regional coalition of civil society organizations (Forum for African Women Educationalist - FAWE, Girls Not Brides, Plan International, Save the Children International, Women in Law and Development in Africa - WiLDAF and World Vision International) and the United Nations (the United Nations Population Fund - UNFPA, UNICEF and UN WOMEN). 
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  • Education International stresses the importance of sustainable education funding at UNGA
    News: Education International stresses the importance of sustainable education funding at UNGA
    Education International stressed the importance of sustainable education funding this week in New York as the 72nd United Nations General Assembly placed the issue at the top of its priorities. Education International (EI) President Susan Hopgood and Deputy General Secretary David Edwards were at the UN General Assembly where they represented the world’s teachers. On the docket was nothing less than the future of education financing for the worlds 120 million students who are deprived of a free, inclusive and quality education.

     

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  • Dubai Cares reiterates its commitment to
    News: Dubai Cares reiterates its commitment to 'Education in Emergencies' on the sidelines of the 72nd UN General Assembly
    NEW YORK, 19th September, 2017 -- Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, renewed its commitment to ‘Education in Emergencies’ at a special event held on the sidelines of the 72nd United Nations General Assembly, UNGA, in New York. The event, which was co-hosted by Dubai Cares and the ‘Education Cannot Wait’ fund, brought together the leadership of the world’s most influential companies and foundations to expand dialogue from the political arena, elevate education in emergencies in the minds of those who have the power to initiate change and consequently drive more investment in education by supporting learning opportunities for children and youth in crisis-affected countries.

     

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  • Evidence Review: Mitigating threats to girls
    Evidence Review: Mitigating threats to girls' education in conflict affected contexts - current practice
    Recognising the particular vulnerabilities affecting girls in conflict-affected contexts, this review focuses on girls’ education. The cost of not investing in education for girls far exceeds the cost of investing. Girls’ education increases economic growth, increases women’s wages, improves women’s health, reduces child marriage, and increases individual and community empowerment. Furthermore, actions that enable girls’ education in conflict-affected contexts can create ‘windows of opportunity’ for transformative change that may not have existed prior to the conflict. 
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  • Teachers, Schools and Safe Spaces for Teaching and Learning: The Imperative to End School-Related Gender-Based Violence
    Teachers, Schools and Safe Spaces for Teaching and Learning: The Imperative to End School-Related Gender-Based Violence
    Issued by the Global Working Group to End School-Related Gender-Based Violence on the occasion of the 16 Days of Activism to End Violence 2017, this advocacy document recognises the critical role teachers play in ending School-Related Gender-Based Violence (SRGBV). Contained within is a call to action for development actors, donors and governments, outlining necessary key steps towards ending SRGBV.
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  • GEM Report 2017/18 - Accountability in education: Meeting our commitments
    GEM Report 2017/18 - Accountability in education: Meeting our commitments
    Accountability in education: meeting our commitments, the second in the GEM Report series, which monitors progress towards the internationally agreed Sustainable Development Goal for Education (SDG4), looks at the different ways people and institutions can be held accountable for reaching that goal, including regulations, testing, monitoring, audits, media scrutiny, and grass root movements. 
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  • Addressing Threats to Girls’ Education in Contexts affected by Armed Conflict
    Addressing Threats to Girls’ Education in Contexts affected by Armed Conflict
    This policy note contends that greater investment in girls’ education in conflict-affected contexts is urgently required as a critical component of achieving SDGs 4, 5 and 16. At-scale programmes, research and multi-sectoral collaboration must be strengthened to ensure all of the world’s girls are achieving and learning, that gender equality goals are achieved and that these efforts contribute to building sustainable peace.

    The information contained in this policy note is based on the findings of an evidence review conducted by ODI ‘Addressing Threats to Girls Education in Conflict-affected Contexts’ (2017) as well as other cited publications.

     

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