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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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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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Emerging from COVID-19 pandemic: A social inclusion approach to educating learners with disabilities

By Charlotte McClain-Nhlapo, Global Disability Advisor, World Bank and Anna Cristina D’Addio, Senior Policy Analyst at the GEM Report The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic forced millions of children to stay at home and physically out of school. Despite planned … Continue reading

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Singing from the same song sheet – Growing momentum across the disability movement to adopt a comprehensive definition of inclusive education to achieve SDG 4  

By Ana Lucia Arellano, Chair, IDA and Manos Antoninis, Director, GEM Report Countries committed to achieve inclusive education by 2030 and yet almost a quarter of a billion are still out of school. Of these, children with disabilities are 2.5 … Continue reading

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The winning One Big Idea on inclusion and education submitted by youth

Back in May, the GEM Report asked youth around the world to submit their One Big Idea to achieve inclusion in education in the ten years left in the decade of action towards 2030 – the deadline for the Agenda for Sustainable Development. We received … Continue reading

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“Every child is like any other” – Robert Lumu wins Inclusion and Education photo contest

Robert Lumu’s photograph of 9-year-old Jemba John, sitting and reading with his peers at his school in Central Uganda, where Albinism is still considered a curse, is the winner of the 2020 GEM Report photo competition on inclusion and education. … Continue reading

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10 students with a disability talk about the difficulties of accessing inclusive education in the USA

“Being disabled, for many of us, means the end to any hopes of pursuing an education”, said Ashley Cowan D’Ambrosio, a Master of Arts student at the City University of New York with multiple disabilities, including attention deficit hyperactivity disorder … Continue reading

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