Category Archives: accountability

Let’s not forget the role of parents in education!

Today is Global Day of Parents, named as such by the United Nations as a mark of appreciation for the commitment of parents towards their children. Let’s not forget, of course, that parents, extended families and communities are the first … Continue reading

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Ending the practice of banning pregnant girls from schools

Though most countries have signed and ratified international treaties that uphold gender equality, this commitment is not always sufficiently clear where education is concerned. In many places, discriminatory practices that keep pregnant girls out of classrooms continue to exist. It … Continue reading

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Using international accountability mechanisms: A test case for private education in Kenya

By Linda Oduor-Noah, a project manager at The East African Centre for Human Rights (EACHRights) on behalf of nine complainants who submitted a complaint through the complaint mechanism of the International Finance Corporation (IFC) in April 2018. EACHRights is a … Continue reading

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Protect media freedom for transparency and accountability in education

3 May marks World Press Freedom Day, a date that celebrates the fundamental principle of freedom of expression and offers an opportunity to evaluate the situation of journalists around the world. It reminds us that the defence of those striving … Continue reading

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Global Action Week 2018: We demand that States fulfil their commitments to education!

By Socio-educational Forum (Foro Socio Educativo – FSE) and Latin American Campaign for the Right to Education (CLADE) The Global Action Week for Education (GAWE) embraces the 2018 theme Accountability for SDG4 and the slogan “Keep your promises for education!”. … Continue reading

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Getting more girls into science, technology, engineering and mathematics degree courses

It may sound improbable but only 4% of countries have achieved gender parity in tertiary education. But, unlike primary education, there tend to be more females than males enrolling in higher education institutions with the exception of sub-Saharan Africa. Yet, … Continue reading

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A postcard from this year’s Comparative and International Education Society Annual Conference

By Will Smith, Senior policy analyst at the GEM Report The most unique aspect of the Comparative and International Education Society Annual (CIES) conference is the convergence of the global education community into a single location. It is a tremendous … Continue reading

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