Category Archives: Equality

#FeesMustFall: Developments in South African Fees Struggles

by Dylan Barry, a post-graduate physics student at the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa. He headed up the #FeesMustFall News Media task team in 2015, and the #FeesMustFall Economic Research task team in 2016 at the University of … Continue reading

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Having a disability shouldn’t affect your access to education

Everyone has the right to education but for some people accessing this education is far harder than it should be. Marking December 3, which is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, we are focusing on some of the barriers … Continue reading

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New GEM Report says ‘Don’t just blame the teacher when the system is at fault’

The 2017/8 Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report was released today at global events in Maputo, Mozambique, Brasilia, Brazil and in London, UK. It stresses that accountability is indispensable in achieving SDG 4. The Report highlights the responsibility of governments to … Continue reading

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Who is responsible for ensuring gender equality in education?

Problems require solutions, which requires knowing who is responsible for fixing them, and having clear steps to address the issue. This is the meaning of accountability. A longstanding issue like gender inequality, therefore, is one for which accountability is clearly … Continue reading

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‘Cracking the code’ to end gender disparities in STEM

By Justine Sass, UNESCO Girls and women are significantly underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) professions worldwide, a divide rooted in girls’ earliest days of socialization and schooling and one that a groundbreaking UNESCO report aims to address. … Continue reading

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Liberia’s children deserve the best education

By: Dr. Saaim W. Naame, Dean of Education at the University of Liberia. Over the last twenty years, the people of Africa’s first modern republic, Liberia, have been through two civil wars and a major virus epidemic. The wars caused … Continue reading

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The poorest young women have spent less than a year in school in the bottom ten countries

It’s International Women’s Day this week. 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 … Continue reading

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