A youth-powered mission for gender equality
Youth are leading the change
Youth are not only the beneficiaries of transformation in education, they 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. They have demands that must be heard. They 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 with a shared mission to accelerate progress for gender equality in education. Now with over 400 members across 40 countries, 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, their 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. Over 200 responded. This is what they said…