Category Archives: Gender

Pregnant girls must be supported in attending school

In October, Sierra Leone’s government issued a clarification to its 2015 policy that barred pregnant girls from attending school. Sadly, the clarification only reaffirms the government’s position. Based on erroneous perceptions that ‘pregnant girls have the potential to negatively influence … Continue reading

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Mapping girls’ right to an education

By Rolla Moumne, UNESCO Education Sector UNESCO’s Her Education Rights Atlas (HER Atlas) is designed to measure the degree of protection of girls’ and women’s education rights in national legal frameworks. Her Atlas was launched at the G7 France/UNESCO international … Continue reading

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Takeaways from the Cali International Forum on Inclusion and Equity in Education

Last week (11-13 September), the International Forum on Inclusion and Equity in Education was held in Cali, Colombia, to mark the 25th anniversary of the Salamanca Declaration with a packed agenda. This blog summarizes some of the energy and outcomes … Continue reading

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Making evaluations work for education equality and inclusion

By Karen Mundy, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education International organizations typically have well-developed evaluation units, generating large volumes of evidence about their policies, programs and practices. Yet, while synthesis of evidence on international education development has evolved considerably in … Continue reading

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New photo competition on inclusion and education

The 2020 GEM Report due out in March 2020 will cover inclusion in education, addressing all those at risk of exclusion from education because of gender, sexual orientation, displacement, migration, ethnicity, language, remoteness, poverty, disability or other characteristics. Pictures speak … Continue reading

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Tell us what you think about inclusion in education

September is an important month for inclusion and education – the theme of the 2020 Global Education Monitoring Report due for release next March. Later this month, the International Forum on Inclusion and Equity in Education is being held in … Continue reading

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The Wrong Way to Educate Girls

By Manos Antoninis Getting girls into classrooms remains hugely important in some of the world’s poorest countries, and it can be achieved with targeted measures, say, to make their daily commute safer. But balanced school enrollment numbers are only the … Continue reading

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