Gender

Institutionalizing Gender in Emergencies: Case study of South Sudan

This case study describes implementation of the project Institutionalizing Gender in Emergencies: Bridging Policy and Practice. The project, supported by ECHO Enhanced Response Capacity and Oxfam, was implemented by Oxfam in South Sudan between September 2015 and...

4 risks of ignoring the girls’ education crisis

We know education is one of the most powerful weapons we can use in the fight against poverty. Why? Because an investment in children’s education is an investment in their future. The lessons students learn in school will remain with them throughout their lives....

5 Ways to Bridge the Gender Gap in STEM

Keep the Celebration, and Encouragement, Going Year Round With These Ideas Last week, we celebrated International Women’s Day, and March is Women’s History Month. There are some great conversations going on about the amazing women who are breaking barriers and helping...

New report: 49% of nation’s girls not attending schools

ISLAMABAD: While the nation celebrates the International Women’s Day, the Ministry of Education has released statistics showing that 49 per cent of girls in the country are out of school as compared to 40 per cent of boys. Collectively, 44 per cent of the children in...

The bottom countries for female education.

It’s International Women’s Day. As people in different cities rally for gender equality, not enough changes are being made to help the poorest girls pick themselves up from the bottom of the education ladder in many parts of the world. This blog draws together a list...

In Indonesia, learning about gender equality from an early age

At the PAUD KM 0 ‘Mekar Asih’ early childhood education centre in Jakarta, Indonesia, a girl is dressed up as a chef, and a boy is looking like a sailor. Two others are dressed up as army generals and one girl is wearing sunglasses. Here, children are taught to dream...

How adult literacy programs are helping Maasai mothers in Kenya

We spent the first Friday of 2017 conversing with the women of Dol Dol, Kenya in two Manyatta Learning Centers, the Reteti and Kimanjo centers, courtesy of the Africa Educational Trust. The women converge either in a community hall or under a tree for their reading...

On Women’s Day, take the next step for girls’ education

(CNN)In the movie “Hidden Figures,” Janelle Monáe’s character Mary Jackson petitions a Virginia State Court judge for the right to enroll in engineering classes at the local all-white high school. She reminds the judge that he was the first in his...

Planning for gender equality in the classroom

Education 2030 presents a clear message: to support gender equality in education we need to transform the way education systems function, and put in place gender-sensitive policies, plans and learning environments. Today, International Women’s Day, GPE and UNGEI are...

60 Stunning Photos Of Girls Going To School Around The Globe

Nelson Mandela once said: “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” And it’s true, education is one of the greatest resources the world has to offer. Unfortunately, young girls and women ― half of world’s the population ― are...

Who is shaping girls’ education globally?

International Women’s Day emerged in the early 20th century to unite women’s movements and global issues. At that time, it often centered on voting and labor rights in North America and Europe; but as greater awareness about the global state of women’s issues...

Bangladesh: BE BOLD FOR CHANGE

“Ask for what you want and be prepared to get it.” said Maya Angelou, the famous civil rights activist and poet. Her statement gives us an idea of why we need to Be Bold for Change – this year’s theme for International Women’s Day celebrated on the...

Digital tool teaches Indian boys about gender equality

Rajasthan, India – Nineteen-year-old Sahil*, who lives in Kolaheda village in the northern state of Rajasthan, felt embarrassed and confused about the way his body changed during his adolescence. It was not the kind of subject anyone in his village ever...

Why do so many women want to become teachers?

It is well known that the share of women in the teaching force is growing. According to the latest Education Indicators in Focus brief, the average share of female teachers across OECD countries increased from 61% in 2005 to 65% in 2010 and to 68% in 2014, in all...

Closing the circle: Teaching gender issues to teachers

Last week the French supreme council for gender equality published a report on the imperative to keep mainstreaming gender equality issues in teacher preparation programs and to make knowledge and skills in these areas required for teacher graduation. “Making teachers...
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