Our CommuniTE is growing in the most meaningful way. This month we welcomed 6 new members and have appointed and renewed the Co-Leads for our working groups! CommuniTE Calls are always filled with reflections and feminist solidarity. We are constantly reminded of the power of teamwork and showing up as our most authentic selves. We know that in order to create inclusive spaces, we must create safe spaces.
We asked Education Transformers what feminist magic means to them during our grounding session.
Here are some memorable things we heard during our call:
Magic is realizing that everything we need is within ourselves and that we were created with all we needed, we just need to unleash that potential! -Yasmina, Co-Lead, Gender Norms and Ending Gender Stereotypes in Education
Feminist magic is real when girls and genderqueer people realize that they have the power to create change in this field [STEM]! - Isabel, Co-Lead, STEM/Digital Divide in Education Working Group
Feminist magic is the passion that brings a group of strangers from across oceans together to build a better world - Chuying, Member, Transform Education
Announcing Our Co-Leads we are so pleased to welcome our Co-Leads for each working group for 2023!
We’re thrilled to welcome 10 Education Transformers who will be offering their expertise and guidance to champion gender-transformative education in our key thematic areas.
- Yasmina Benslimane- Co-Lead Gender, Norms and Ending Gender Stereotypes in Education
- Isabel Liu- Co-Lead, STEM/Digital Divide in Education
- Karimot Odebode- Co-Lead, Feminist Leadership in Education
- Armel Sly-Vania Azihar- Co-Lead, STEM/Digital Divide in Education
- Celine Jaggernauth- Co-Lead Gender, Norms and Ending Gender Stereotypes in Education
- Abel Koka- Co-Lead, Girls’ Education in Emergencies
- Christine Samwaroo- Co-Lead, Climate Justice and Climate Education
- Farrah Munawar- Co-Lead, School-Related Gender-Based Violence
- Hawa Abdiaziz- Co-Lead, Girls’ Education in Emergencies
- Alejandra Ramos Gomez- Co-Lead Feminist Leadership in Education
UNESCO Fireside Chat for International Women’s Day
Women and Girls: Innovation and Higher Education
The Fireside Chat is a space that aims to include as diverse a group as possible, creating a more intimate and casual setting so every participant feels invited, safe, and comfortable to share their experiences.
Women and girls are invited to join as “storytellers”, sharing their story on “innovation and higher education” – this includes but is not limited to:
1) Innovative paths in getting access to their higher education.
2) Innovative learning practices to get through their education.
3) Innovative learning practices that enhanced their experiences as learners both inside and outside the classroom.
4) Studying and working to design new technology and broader forms of innovation.
For more information on the event, click here!
Commission on the Status of Women 67th Session
TE members are getting ready to take CSW67 by storm! We will have a small and mighty group in all their feminist glory for the week of events at the UN Headquarters, New York City!
To mark International Women’s Day, UNGEI, Chalk Back, Transform Education, Elige Red, and UN Women are organizing a Chalk Back on the grounds of the United Nations. We will create an open forum and gather activists, partners, and allies to chalk stories on the UN grounds. With a focus on the 2023 theme for IWD: “DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality”, the event will harness community and drive awareness on the importance of integrating a gender perspective in technology and innovation as crucial to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs.
It will position messages about the importance of commemorating this day and show solidarity with girls, women, and marginalized genders around the world who face patriarchal violence.
If you are at CSW, join us! This will take place on the UN Patio, 46th Entrance.
Submit your stories!
To celebrate International Women's Day 2023, we want to highlight how girls and women are leading the way in innovative learning all over the world. To you, what is an innovative practice in education? If you have a meaningful experience of pedagogical innovation to share, we would love to know about it! Please send us your story through firstname.lastname@example.org.
Queer African Youth Network: Where do our resources come from? - This study aims to assess how technical and financial partners influence the LBTQ agenda in Francophone West Africa and the Cameroon region and vice versa. It also highlights the challenges and growing needs of the movement.
United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative: Preventing School-Related Gender-Based Violence is a training course on school-related gender-based violence (SRGBV). It is intended for education practitioners at all levels of education, civil society organizations working in the field of education and GBV, teachers’ unions, development practitioners, staff of relevant multilateral organizations, and for everyone who would like to increase their knowledge about preventing and responding to SRGBV.
Gender Transformative Education Brief - Plan International, Transform Education, UNGEI, and UNICEF Education are calling for a critical reset in education. In this short brief, we explain how to “do” gender-transformative education: what it means, why it’s important, and how to make it happen.
AMAZE: Comprehensive Sexuality Education Toolkit - AMAZE envisions a world that recognizes child and adolescent sexual development as natural and healthy, a world in which young people everywhere are supported and affirmed and the adults in their lives communicate openly and honestly with them about puberty, reproduction, relationships, sex, and sexuality. This toolkit is a series of videos geared toward providing medically accurate and age-appropriate Sex Ed for all adolescents as determined by Parents, Teachers, and Medical Professionals.
What if we removed the word impossible from the feminist futures we wanted? Imagine the magic we could create. Wishing you love, rest, and joy for 2023.