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Our Earth, Our Home, Our Futures

The Transform Education Newsletter- April 2022

11 May 2022


Our Earth, Our Home, Our Futures

For many Climate Activists, April is Earth Month.  Whilst Earth Month is an identifiable month of the year where people come together to host conferences, workshops, and social media activations, climate activism exists beyond that. The latest IPCC Report highlights ways to limit and prevent human-caused emissions that contribute to global warming.

In our efforts, we must center the interventions and knowledge of Indigenous people and their practices. We must also ensure that learners have access to Gender-Transformative Climate Education, for, without it, the future is dim.

Interested in learning more about Climate Justice and Gender Transformative Education check out the following resources:

Gender Transformative Education Brief: This brief aims to equip and empower stakeholders to examine, challenge, and change harmful gender norms and imbalances of power that advantage boys and men over girls and women. The development of this brief was done by Plan International, Transform Education, UNGEI and UNICEF Education are calling for this critical reset in education

Our call for gender-transformative education to advance climate justice: Back in 2021, this feminist youth-led statement of recommendations was primarily developed by Transform Education (hosted by United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative) including members: EmpoderaClima, Rise Up Movement; and Malala Fund fellows. It aimed to explain the current gaps in climate education and the value of a gender-transformative education with a common language.

Toward a Gender-Transformative Agenda for Climate and Environmental Action: Led by WEDO, The Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law, and Development, The African Women’s Development and Communication Network, and FOS Feminista, this framework for policy outcomes launched in March 2022 for CSW66, outlines the necessary policy outcomes required to build an equitable and gender-transformative agenda for climate and environmental action.

Educate 4 Equality

UNGEI launched its latest episode of the Educate4Equality podcast last month hosted by Nafesha Richardson which features young feminist activists, Maryjacob Okwuosa, Dennis Glasgow, Ola Abagun, and Ashlee Burnett. In this episode, they discuss Gender Transformative Education and what it looks like in practice!

Funding, Community, Resources.

  • UNGEI has launched the call for applications for their Feminist Education Coalition. The Feminist Education Coalition will meaningfully work with UNGEI as partners in UNGEI’s 2023 - 2027 Strategic Planning process; UNGEI will support, convene and facilitate the meaningful participation and leadership of this coalition in the UN Secretary-General’s Transforming Education Summit (TES) 
  • The Global Education Monitoring Report has launched the2022 Gender Report: The 2022 Gender Report presents fresh insights on progress towards gender parity in education with respect to access, attainment, and learning.
  • FRIDA The Young Feminist Fund has extended its Call for Applications. Applications now close on May 4th, 2022. 

Circle of Love, Circle of Care, Circle of Justice

On World Book Day, writers and educators, Alejandra Ramos Gómez, Education Transformer, and Lesley-Ann Brown led a beautiful Instagram live, discussing the importance of books, their work, and the reasons behind writing and the future of the literary world. You can view the IG live conversation here. Both Alejandra and Lesley-Ann are authors of their own books. Check them out below:

  • Imperfecta by Alejandra Ramose Gomez: This book is dedicated to the women’s lives taken away by femicides and gender violence in Ciudad Juarez. 
  • Decolonial Daughter: Letters from a Black Woman to Her European Son by Lesley-Ann Brown: A Trinidadian-American writer and activist explore motherhood, migration, identity, nationhood, and how it relates to land, imprisonment, and genocide for Black and Indigenous peoples. 
  • Blackgirl on Mars by Lesley-Ann Brown (coming 2023): Blackgirl on Mars is a radical memoir that chronicles author, educator, and activist Lesley-Ann Brown’s two years’ worth of travel searching for “home”.


Wishing you rest & care now and beyond!

In solidarity,

Jona and Ashlee, Coordinators of Transform Education


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