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Publication release: Girls, Disabilities and School Education in the East Asia Pacific Region
Publication release: Girls, Disabilities and School Education in the East Asia Pacific Region

The EAP UNGEI is proud to release this report, which highlights striking gaps in knowledge around the gender dimensions of education for children with disabilities in the East Asia Pacific region.

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Press Release: Study Sheds Light on School-Related Gender Based Violence in Asia-Pacific
Press Release: Study Sheds Light on School-Related Gender Based Violence in Asia-Pacific

Children in Asia-Pacific are being robbed of their ability to learn in a safe environment as a result of school-related gender-based violence (SRGBV) and current policy approaches do not adequately address the problem, according to a study released today.

 

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2013 Malala Day: 66 million ways to change the world
66 million girls around the world are out of school. Many of them are still fighting for their right to education. This Malala Day, members of the East Asia Pacific Regional UNGEI call on world leaders to ensure they meet MDG 2 on education by 2015 and include gender equality in education as a global priority post-2015. Read More >
2013 World Day Against Child Labour

This year’s World Day Against Child Labour calls for accelerated action to end child labour in domestic work. It is a reminder that an estimated 15.5 million children are employed as domestic workers – over 70% of which are girls –and that it is one of the least visible and most hazardous forms of child labour.

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Global Action Week 2013
Global Action Week 2013

The theme for Global Action Week 2013 is “Every Child Needs a Teacher”. Gender-responsiveness of teacher policies has a positive impact on learners' access to and completion of education. To mark GAW and celebrate the winners of the UNGEI Drawing Contest EAP UNGEI has created this picture set.

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Winners of the UNGEI Drawing Contest 2012-2013 Announced!
Partners of the United Nations Girls' Education Initiative (UNGEI), East Asia and the Pacific (EAP) and South Asia (SA), are pleased to announce the winners of the 4th drawing contest promoting gender equality in education.

 

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2013 International Women
2013 International Women's Day

This International Women’s Day East Asia and Pacific Regional UNGEI would like to highlight the need for action and education to end violence against women and girls.

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Publication release: The Gender Dimensions of the School-to-Work Transition: Follow-up Study
EAP UNGEI is proud to issue this much anticipated follow-up study to the 2008 EAP UNGEI publication on the gender dimensions of the school-to-work transition, making linkages between education and labour market outcomes.  Read More >
Publication release: Why are Boys Underperforming in Education?
Publication release: Why are Boys Underperforming in Education?
EAP UNGEI is proud to release this e-publication which takes a look at the situation and reasons behind the underperformance of boys in education, specifically in Malaysia, Mongolia, the Philippines and Thailand. Read More >
2012 International Day of Persons with Disabilities
The EAP UNGEI network joins the rest of the world community to commemorate International Day of Persons with Disabilities.  We have created a fact sheet which highlights some of the issues in our region in this regard.  Learn more here. Read More >
EAP UNGEI video: Introduction to Gender Equality in Education in the East Asia and Pacific Region
EAP UNGEI video: Introduction to Gender Equality in Education in the East Asia and Pacific Region
This video was created by EAP UNGEI and aims to provide an introduction to the issue of gender equality in education.  It is hoped that by being more informed, we can all help to ensure gender equality and equity in education and beyond!  The video features entries from the 2011 EAP/SA UNGEI Drawing Contest. Read More >
2012 International Day of the Girl Child
The inauguration of International Day of the Girl Child reminds us that all girls are entitled to human rights, equal treatment and equal opportunities including the right to complete a full cycle of basic education.  Click here to learn about our activities to commemorate the day and download our joint statement and fact sheets! Read More >
Asia-Pacific End of Decade Note, EFA Goal 1: Early Childhood Care and Education
This book is the first in a series of six Asia-Pacific End of Decade Notes on Education for All (EDN) jointly published by UNESCO Bangkok, UNICEF East Asia and Pacific Regional Office and UNICEF Regional Office for South Asia. Read More >
2012 World Day against Child Labour
Commemorated under the theme, ‘Human rights and social justice…Let’s end child labour,’ this year's World Day against Child Labour re-affirms our commitment to work towards a world free from child labour and is a reminder that all boys and girls should be in school to acquire the education and skills that prepare them for decent work as adults. Read More >
EAP UNGEI IdeaCube calls for public action
EAP UNGEI joins 100 artists in the world’s first citywide ideas exhibition in Bangkok, which aims to inspire ordinary people to take the first step towards social responsibility. Read More >
2012 Global Action Week
This year’s Global Action Week (22-28 April) highlights the importance of early childhood care and education (ECCE) and the impact it has on creating solid foundations and futures for girls and boys. Read More >
2012 International Women's Day
The East Asia and Pacific and South Asia Regional UNGEI take the opportunity of this year's International Women's Day to highlight the need for more awareness and action to end violence against women and girls, particularly in schools. Read More >
Global Action Week 2012: Asia-Pacific Photo and Drawing Contest 2012
On the occasion of Global Action Week from 22-28 April, 2012, UNESCO Bangkok, Asia-Pacific Regional Network for Early Childhood (ARNEC), Asia South Pacific Association for Basic and Adult Education (ASPBAE) and UNICEF East Asia and Pacific Regional Office (EAPRO) invite you to send photos or drawings on, "What is a good early childhood?".  Read More >
UNGEI Asia-Pacific 2012 Calendar
The UNGEI Asia-Pacific Calendar 2012 is now available.  The aim of the calendar is to raise public awareness on regional issues on gender equality in education and to paint a picture of the benefits reaped from gender equality in education. Read More >
Winners of the UNGEI 2011 Drawing Contest
The winners of the 2011 UNGEI Drawing Contest have now been selected by votes from the general public! Read More >
2011 World Teachers' Day
World Teachers’ Day is a global observance to acknowledge all teachers for their contributions to society. The joint East Asia and Pacific and South Asia Regional United Nations Girls’ Education Initiatives join the international community in celebrating the important role that teachers play in realizing this year’s theme of ‘Teachers for Gender Equality’. Read More >
UNGEI e-postcards for World Teachers' Day
UNESCO Bangkok and UNGEI have created e-postcards using some of the submissions from the 2011 UNGEI Drawing Contest.  We invite you to send a postcard to your teachers to thank them, not only on World Teachers' Day, but everyday! Read More >
UNGEI Drawing Contest 2011!
Partners of the United Nations Girls' Education Initiative (UNGEI), East Asia and the Pacific (EAP) and South Asia (SA), are pleased to invite entries for the 3rd contest on promoting gender equality in education. Read More >
Global Action Week lesson plan and drawing contest!
The EAP UNGEI is working with the Global Campaign for Education and invites you to take part in The Big Story Lesson between 2-8 May 2011. Read More >
2011 International Women's Day
For the past 100 years and counting, International Women’s Day has celebrated the great progress made by women – and for women – across the world.  This year’s theme, “equal access to education, training and science and technology: pathway to decent work” commemorates the notable accomplishments of all women who have made great contributions to society. Read More >
2011 EAP UNGEI Gender Equality in Education Calendar
This year, the UNESCO-UNGEI Asia-Pacific 2011 Gender in Education Calendar has captured the spirit of gender equality. Thirteen winning entries from the UNESCO-UNGEI Asia-Pacific photo contest are featured in this calendar, which is being distributed throughout the Asia-Pacific region and beyond. Read More >
2011 International Day of Persons with Disabilities
This year’s International Day for Persons with Disabilities celebrates the resilience of women and men with disabilities and acknowledges the need to mainstream disability in the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).  Although the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) concedes that every child has the right to an education, those with disabilities are still often excluded especially girls.  Read More >
EAP-UNGEI releases its Evidence-based Advocacy for Gender in Education Learning Guide
The East Asia and Pacific Regional UNGEI proudly presents its Evidence-Based Advocacy for Gender in Education Learning Guide.  It provides a detailed step-by-step roadmap for understanding the theoretical and practical underpinnings of evidence-based advocacy and is intended to serve as a practical, “hands-on” tool for policymakers and professionals engaged in advocacy. Read More >
2010 International Year of Youth
The International Year of Youth was launched in the region on 18 August 2010 at the United Nations Conference Centre in Bangkok, Thailand.  This year’s theme celebrates and acknowledges the value of “dialogue and mutual understanding” among youth from different cultures as well as different generations. Read More >
UNGEI 2010 Photo Contest
UNESCO Bangkok, in collaboration with the United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative (UNGEI), East Asia and the Pacific (EAP) and the Regional Office for South Asia (ROSA), is pleased to invite entries for the 2nd photo contest on promoting gender equality in education 2010, with the theme of: “Promoting Gender Equality in Education - five years to go until 2015: What have we accomplished?" Read More >
2010 International Women's Day
This year’s International Women’s Day event was celebrated in the region under the theme: “Equal Rights, Equal Opportunities: Progress for All.  Women Speak Up: Voices from the Informal Sector”.  To mark this occasion, the EAP UNGEI issued a joint statement urging the renewed commitment to uphold education as an inalienable human right. Read More >
Interview with Ms. Maki Hayashikawa on the occassion of International Women's Day
Ms. Hayashikawa, Programme Specialist in Gender, UNESCO Bangkok, and Co-chair of the East Asia and Pacific Regional UNGEI Working Group, takes an occasion of the International Women’s Day (8 March) to talk about equal opportunities in education for both boys and girls and men and women in the Asia Pacific. Read More >
World Bank East Asia Pacific Regional Gender Workshop
The World Bank hosted an East Asia Pacific Regional Gender Workshop in Nha Trang, Viet Nam on 1-2 February 2010.  The UNGEI working group had the opportunity to participate in this event to underscore its experiences and perspectives on gender, particularly, gender in education. Read More >
APYouthNet E-Discussion On Education And Skills To Improve Employment For Young People
The Asia Pacific Knowledge Network on Youth Employment (APYouthNet) is a community of practice that connects youth employment experts from across the Asia Pacific region. Read More >
Thailand - Thai Prime Minister joins students in raising their voices to end violence in schools
Thailand - Thai Prime Minister joins students in raising their voices to end violence in schools
Asia - 4 November 2009 - Children involved in Plan Asia’s Young Hearts projects in Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam have recruited Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva in their call to stop violence in schools. Read More >
Vietnam - School boarding houses ensure local ethnic minority children complete their education
Vietnam - School boarding houses ensure local ethnic minority children complete their education
Dinh Thi Ha, a girl from Monic village in Vietnam, faces greater difficulties than many attending school. Her village lies in Son Ky, a mountainous commune in Son Ha district. Read More >
Evidence-based Advocacy for Gender and Education Workshop, Sept 8-11 in Bangkok, Thailand
Evidence-based Advocacy for Gender and Education Workshop, Sept 8-11 in Bangkok, Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand, 8-11 September 2009 - UNICEF and UNGEI joined hands in support of stronger evidence-based advocacy towards gender equality in education.  Read More >

 

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