Category Archives: Inclusion

The challenges of achieving inclusive education for people with disabilities in Nicaragua

By Indiana Fonseca y Katharina Pförtner, CBM CBM partners practicing Community-Based Inclusive Development (CBD) and Inclusive Education, working with the Nicaraguan Ministry of Education and representatives from Disabled People’s Organizations (DPOs), were invited to present a background paper on education … Continue reading

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Millions of children with disabilities are missing out on education. Like me, they deserve to fulfill their potential

By Brina Maxino When I was 9 years old, a psychologist told my parents I had a low IQ because I was born with Down syndrome.  Seven years later, I graduated high school as class valedictorian. At the age of … Continue reading

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Recovery packages ignoring the disadvantaged won’t hold ground

By Stefania Giannini, Assistant-Director General for Education at UNESCO The arrival of COVID-19 has driven wedges of inequalities to breaking point in all corners of the earth. Already, before the arrival of the pandemic, Latin America and the Caribbean was … Continue reading

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Children with disabilities are still often excluded from education

Today, December 3rd, marks the annual celebration of persons with disabilities. It is a reminder of the importance of removing barriers to education for all people living with disability, both visible and invisible. As many readers will know, the latest … Continue reading

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School-related gender-based violence impedes inclusive education of good quality

English / Español By Constanza Ginestra, Nicole Bella and Matthias Eck in the GEM Report team Today we celebrate the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against women, something which also takes place in educational settings. Today is also the start … Continue reading

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Education policies and practices continue to fail girls over early pregnancy

English / Español By Nicole Bella, Matthias Eck and Constanza Ginestra Early pregnancy has been identified as a critical driver of school dropout and exclusion, especially for girls. Twenty-five years ago, the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, a landmark … Continue reading

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Global Education Monitoring Report 2020: Education for all

By Senator Dr Gertrude Musuruve Inimah, Kenya Parliament, representing persons with disabilities, and co-chair of the International Parliamentary Network for Education Inclusion, the theme of the Global Education Monitoring Report 2020, is another way of saying ‘Education for all’. Both … Continue reading

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Why laws and policies matter for inclusion

Laws and policies determine the framework for achieving inclusion in education. Hence the reason for launching the Profiles Enhancing Education Reviews website, PEER, which contains country profiles of laws and policies on areas specific to SDG 4, starting with inclusion. … Continue reading

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New GEM regional report on inclusion and education for Latin America and the Caribbean launched today

English / Español A new GEM regional report, Todos y todas sin excepción, in partnership with the Laboratory of Education, Research and Innovation in Latin America and the Caribbean (SUMMA) and and the Regional Bureau for Education in Latin America … Continue reading

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Rhetoric versus reality of Indian education policies for children with disabilities

By Vibhu Sharma, Research Consultant, Disability and Inclusion, Theirworld I was enthralled to read this year’s Global Education Monitoring Report, focusing on inclusion and education. Being, first, a person with disability, and, second, brought up in India, I had to … Continue reading

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