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Feminist leadership: Steering a course for gender equality in and through education

Thu, 25 Mar, 2021 - Thu, 25 Mar, 2021
13:00-14:00 BST
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UN Girls' Education Initiative; Gender @ Work

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed and exacerbated existing inequalities within our societies. The need for inclusive and intersectional feminist leadership is more urgent than ever. When quality, safe, gender-responsive and inclusive education is available to all, it has the potential to transform our societies and reverse inequalities.

A joint learning event from the UN Girls’ Education Initiative (UNGEI) and Gender at Work (G@W), this intergenerational panel discussion will offer a space for learning and exchange around implementing feminist practices and principles, lessons learned through feminist leadership in the context of COVID-19, and identifying priority areas and recommendations to steer a course, through feminist leadership, towards gender equality in and through education.

Feminist and education activists representing Transform Education, a young feminist led coalition hosted by UNGEI, Education International, ActionAid, Gender at Work and more will be invited to speak about their experiences of feminist leadership through the COVID-19 pandemic, the opportunities for feminist leadership to catalyse transformative change in this moment, and the implications for education.

Feminist leadership: Steering a course for gender equality in and through education


madeleine kennedy-macfoy, Coordinator, Human and Trade Union Rights & Equality Unit, Education International 

Shamah Silvosa Bulangis, Guiding Group Member, Transform Education


Ruth Tawiah, Gender Equality and Quality Education Advocate, Restless Development, Youth Power Panelist

Eyleen Menchú, Integrante de la Red Las Niñas Lideran Quetzaltenango, Rise Up 

Aruna Rao, Co-Founder, Gender at Work 

Dr Fida Afiouni, Founding Partner, Center of Inclusive Business and Leadership

Nathaly Soumahoro, Programme and Policy Manager, ActionAid Senegal 

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