As part of the 62nd Session on the Commission of the Status of Women (CSW), UNGEI co-hosted a panel event with the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Education International entitled ‘Agenda 2030 for all: gender, learning and teaching in rural contexts’. The focus of the event concerned approaches to advancing gender equality in education and addressing the particular challenges faced by schoolgirls and women teachers in rural communities. Bringing a range of perspectives to the discussion, we welcomed an expert panel representing government ministries, advocacy organizations, international NGOs, centers of training, and education networks.
NEWS AND EVENTS
Help shape Women Deliver 2019!
Women Deliver is set to host the world's largest conference on health, rights, and wellbeing of girls and women. The Women Deliver 2019 conference will take place 3rd of June 2019 in Vancouver Canada, and to help shape the conference, Women Deliver is asking partners to share their thoughts on what they would like to see on the conference agenda. UNGEI encourages education partners to contribute to make girls' education a priority! Read More >
UN envoy calls for doubling funding for kids in emergencies
The U.N. special envoy for global education is calling for a doubling of funding for education for youngsters who are refugees and caught in humanitarian emergencies. Gordon Brown stated that the number of children trapped in humanitarian crises is now estimated at 70 million and that the number is expected to grow in 2018. Brown said education has received more funding than ever in 2017 — over $700 million for refugees and humanitarian emergencies — but about $1.4 billion is needed to ensure that these children can go to school.
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30 days to fund education and shape the future!
The countdown is on with less than 30 days to go until the GPE Financing Conference begins. From February 1st - 2nd 2018, donor and developing country governments, the private sector, philanthropic foundations, civil society and international organizations will gather in Dakar, Senegal to discuss the future of education and investment, marking the beginning of a new era in education financing. Read More >
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. Read More >