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April 9, 2018
Seizing the moment for gender equality in education: what we learned from CSW62

The 62nd Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) took place against a backdrop of widespread activism as people of all walks come forward to break the silence around sexual violence and hold perpetrators to account.  Simmering …View More  > 

January 5, 2018
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Tools to support gender equality in education: How to select good interventions and monitor them

Submitted by Laura Paviot and Mioko Saito. Originally published here at the UNESCO IIEP Learning Portal.    In September-October 2016, the UNESCO International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP) joined together with the United Nations Girls Education Initiative (UNGEI) and the Global …View More  > 

December 10, 2017
Factors for Success: What we have learned about ending School-Related Gender-Based Violence

Submitted by Sujata Bordoloi, Coordinator of  The Global Working Group to End School Related Gender-Based Violence for the 16 Days of Activism campaign to #EndSRGBV    How can working on gender norms within communities help reduce SRGBV? How can we work better with …View More  > 

December 1, 2017
Education Unions Take Action to #EndSRGBV

  Launched in 2016 the ‘Education Unions Take Action to End SRGBV’ initiative engaged seven education unions across five countries and aims to enhance the unions’ and union members’ capacity to contribute to ending school-related gender-based violence (SRGBV). With support …View More  > 

November 28, 2017
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Stronger accountability can help ensure cases of gender-based school violence are reported

This Blog was originally posted on the GEM Report blog on 28 November 2017. This blog is Part 2 of a two part blog series launched for the occasion of #16DaysofActivism. The GEM Report Team are members of The Global Working Group to End School-Related Gender-Based …View More  > 

November 25, 2017
How teachers can help end gender-based violence in schools

Submitted by Leila Asrari of Plan International for The Global Working group to #EndSRGBV   Schools can constitute sites where gender-based violence trends are replicated and perpetuated. Roughly 246 million schoolchildren are harassed and abused in and around school every …View More  > 

November 24, 2017
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Teachers are central to any effective response to school-related gender-based violence

This Blog was originally posted on the GEM Report blog on 24 November 2017. This blog is Part 1 of a two part blog series launched for the occasion of #16DaysofActivism. The GEM Report Team are members of The Global Working Group to End …View More  > 

November 23, 2017
16 Days of Activism for #GBVFree Schools

  Building off the momentum and achievements during the 2016 campaign to ‘Make Education Safe for All!’ the 16 Days of Activism to End Gender Based Violence  Campaign will continue to hold a focus on schools under the theme, “Teachers, Schools …View More  > 

October 11, 2017
From Crisis to Empowerment: Promising Approaches & Policy Directions for Girls’ Education in Conflict-affected Contexts

Submitted by Emilie Rees-Smith – Gender, Education and Conflict Specialist at the United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative. This blog post highlights the launch of the UN Girls’ Education Initiative policy note ‘Addressing Threats to Girls Education in Conflict-affected Contexts’ on the occasion of …View More  > 

September 5, 2017
A rights-based approach to gender responsive public schools

Submitted by David Archer, Head of Programme Development for ActionAid International.   In recent decades some good progress has been made in improving gender parity in primary education around the world – but superficial gains hide some shocking truths. In low …View More  > 

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