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Transform education

A youth-powered mission for gender equality

Youth are leading the change

Youth are not only the beneficiaries of transformation in education, we are the transformers. From Australia to Zimbabwe, youth-led networks and organizations are mobilizing and working together to transform education to help every child get a quality education, no matter who she, he or they are. We have demands that must be heard. We are leading the change.

3, 2, 1... Let’s transform education now!

Launched on International Youth Day, Transform Education is a feminist coalition of youth-led networks and young activists with a shared mission to accelerate progress for gender equality in education. Our work is rooted in community, collaboration, action and impact. Watch the video and join our mission!

Youth speak out!

Education Transformers are united by a shared mission to drive action for gender equality in and through education. To achieve this mission, our priorities are:

Gender-based violence in and around schools is a human rights violation denying millions of learners their right to safe and quality education. Violence is preventable and we can all play a part in ending it. We need to break the silence, take a stand and call it out.

Children growing up in crisis-affected contexts are being failed in education, with gender barriers pushing girls yet further behind. We need to work together to break down the barriers to education for girls in crises.

Digital literacy is essential, but too many girls have neither the access to technology nor the skills they need for the 21st century. We need a gender-transformative approach to STEM education for girls.

CSE helps young people develop the knowledge, skills and autonomy to make informed decisions about their sexual and reproductive lives, to enjoy healthy relationships and to protect themselves against illness, violence and unwanted pregnancy. We need to break the deadlock.

No girl should struggle to manage her period with dignity, or miss school because of it. To help marginalized girls stay in school and succeed, we’re calling for free menstrual hygiene products and reproductive health education.

When education is gender-transformative, what schools teach and how they teach it challenges gender norms and biases to promote gender equality in and beyond the classroom. It’s time to transform education for gender equality.

Taking action for gender equality in and through education

We asked Education Transformers what needs to change to achieve gender equality in education and how they’re working to make it happen. This is what they said…

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What is the biggest challenge to gender equality in education in your country? How are you working to transform education for gender equality in your community?

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Education Transformers are determined to Get. Things. Done. And get them done sustainably.

Do you belong to a youth-led network? Are you working to #TransformEducation in order to drive progress for gender equality? We want to hear from YOU!

Interested in partnering with us?

For this mission to be successful we need everyone on board! We are keen to work with organizations which share a commitment to transforming education for gender equality. To partner with us please get in touch.

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Gloria Diamond Policy Advocacy and Gender Adviser, UNGEI & Natasha Harris-Harb Youth Engagement Adviser, UNGEI
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