Royal Over-Seas League, London SW1A 1LR
Join us for the launch of the sixth Gender Review from UNESCO’s Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report team. This launch will coincide with International Women’s Day, on 8th March 2018. Moderated by a well-known journalist the event will consist of a presentation from the GEM Report authors, followed by an interactive panel with representation from the Malala Fund and the Right to Education Initiative, and an interactive question and answer session.
- Lucia Fry, Research and Policy Manager, Malala Fund
- Delphine Dorsi, Executive Coordinator, Right to Education Initiative
- Esme Kadzamira, Research Fellow, Centre for Educational Training and Research, University of Malawi
- Amy Parker, Global Technical Lead, Relief International and co-chair of the GADN Girls’ Education Working Group
- Magdalene Lagu, Senior Advisor, Gender and Girls Education, UK Department for International Development
- Ritula Shah, presenter of BBC Radio4, World Tonight, will act as Moderator for the event
The experts will reflect on improvements made towards achieving gender equality in education and question how we can quicken the pace of progress. Focusing on the theme of accountability, the event will emphasise the role and responsibilities of government, teachers, students as well as civil society to strengthen, monitor and prompt faster developments. The event will be a rallying call; both for reflection on lessons learned and for accelerating momentum towards gender equality and the empowerment of every girl and woman. Interaction and discussion will be actively encouraged.
Join us in person – The event is free to attend but places are limited so please register as soon as possible.
Join us via Twitter – Read the highlights as they happen @GEMReport and @UKFIET
The Gender Review shows we are still far from achieving gender parity in education. While gender parity has been achieved on average globally in primary and secondary education, gender parity has been achieved in only 66% of countries in primary, 45% in lower secondary and 25% in upper secondary.
But the new Gender Review argues that gender equality in education is about far more than gender parity in participation and learning. It shows the importance of synergies between education and gender equality and why partnerships are crucial to achieve inter-connected outcomes across sectors.
Building on the 2017/8 GEM Report, Accountability in education: Meeting our commitments, the 2018 Gender Review also examines who is accountable for achieving gender equality in education and how states can be held accountable if they do not fulfil those responsibilities and respect gender rights.
The 2018 Gender Review will launch on March 8 to coincide with International Women’s Day, a global celebration of all women, everywhere and a week prior to the sixty-first session of the Commission on the Status of Women, a pivotal event on the human rights calendar. A series of global, regional and national launch events will be held to mark the launch, including a public event in New York co-hosted by the GEM Report, United Nations Girls Education Initiative, and the Malala Fund.