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Join UNGEI and Wikigender, for a #GenderBiasChat
Join UNGEI and Wikigender, for a #GenderBiasChat
We invite you to join the discussion on the @Wikigender platform from 16-20 January 2017: http://bit.ly/genderbiaschat. Join the United Nations Girls' Education Initiative (UNGEI), UNESCO and Wikigender for an online discussion on the theme: Addressing gender stereotypes in the classroom: how to achieve a conducive environment for adolescent girls’ learning?. Along with UNGEI, partners in the online discussion include the Council of Europe, the Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE) and the Global Partnership for Education. The conversation will be centred on new evidence and key findings from UNESCO’s 2016 Global Education Monitoring Report, Gender Review, and Policy Paper on “Textbooks pave the way to sustainable development”.  Read More >
International Centre for Research on Women releases recommendations for new UNSG
International Centre for Research on Women releases recommendations for new UNSG
Today, ICRW released a set of recommendations for the new United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, which together form a concrete agenda for action for the new Secretary-General to actively champion women’s rights with world leaders and within the United Nations system. These recommendations present a set of actions that could be taken by the new Secretary-General in his first hundred days to advance this vision and in response to the widespread and unprecedented calls for female and feminist leadership of the United Nations. The recommendations were developed in collaboration with a number of leading feminist activists, philanthropists, UN insiders and former UN officials.  Read More >
International Symposium on School Violence and Bullying: From Evidence to Action
International Symposium on School Violence and Bullying: From Evidence to Action
Taking place from the 17 - 19 January 2017 in Seoul Korea, this event is co-organized by UNESCO and the Institute of School Violence Prevention at Ewha Womans University, with the financial support of the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Korea through the National Research Foundation of Korea Grant. The Symposium aims to deliver safe and non-violent learning environments and contribute to the achievement of Education 2030.  Read More >
New data from Save the Children reveals an alarming education crisis in Afghanistan
New data from Save the Children reveals an alarming education crisis in Afghanistan
Save the Children reports that nearly half of returnee children are out of school while mass return mounts pressure on health services, food and water supplies. 

New data from Save the Children reveals an alarming education crisis in Afghanistan, as 3,000 Afghans are repatriated daily from Pakistan, following a tightening in regulations by Pakistani authorities.

More than 70 percent of returnee parents and community leaders who took part in an education survey compiled by the aid organisation said early marriage and child labour were major risks faced by repatriated children currently not in school. 

 

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Presentation of the UNESCO/UN Women Global Guidance on SRGBV
Presentation of the UNESCO/UN Women Global Guidance on SRGBV
Don't miss the Global Guidance on School-Related Gender-Based Violence presentation and panel discussion, 10am - 12pm EST 8th December, Conference Room 6, UN Headquarters, New York. The panel discussion will focus on the Global Guidance on School-Related Gender-Based Violence, and will explore the various features of the guidance tool and its applications. Unable to attend in person, join the live stream here.  Read More >

 

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