Author Archive | Catherine M Jere

A van with loudspeakers transmitting COVID-19 information to public in Ethiopia. Source: Bahir Dar University

COVID-19: a turning point for health literacy? Comparing initiatives in Ethiopia, Malawi, Nepal, the Philippines and the UK

This blog is based on reflections by the UEA UNESCO Chair family literacy team (based on group WhatsApp conversations): Sushan Acharya, Sheila Aikman, Helene Binesse, Symon Chiziwa, Kamal Raj Devkota, Abiy Menkir Gizaw, Ulrike Hanemann, Catherine Jere, Tizita Lemma, Gina Lontoc,  Yeraswork Megerssa, Ahmmardouh Mjaya, Chris Millora, Anna Robinson-Pant and Turuwark Zalalam Warkineh. This team […]

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Beyond numbers: achieving gender equality in education #DontIgnoreHer

This blog was written by Catherine M. Jere, School of International Development, University of East Anglia, in response to the launch of the GEM Gender Report on 5th July 2019. The latest in the series of Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Gender Reports was launched at the G7 France – UNESCO International Conference on Friday, 5th […]

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Tackling gender norms offers hope for girls’ education in low- and middle-income countries

This blog was written by Dr Catherine Jere, Lecturer in Education and International Development at the School of International Development, University of East Anglia, and member of the UKFIET Executive Committee. It was originally posted on the Advancing Learning and Innovation in Gender Norms (ALiGN) website on 13th March 2019. A new ALIGN policy brief, […]

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Don’t forget the boys: challenging gender norms to achieve gender equality in education

This blog was written by Catherine M Jere, school of International Development, University of East Anglia, and member of the UKFIET Executive Committee Despite tremendous progress in enrolment over the last 15 years, current estimates indicate that, globally, close to 265 million children and youth are out of school. Half of these – approximately 133 […]

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Meeting commitments to gender equality in education

This blog was written by Catherine M. Jere, School of International Development, University of East Anglia. Catherine is a member of the UKFIET Executive Committee. On March 8th 2018, to mark International Women’s Day, UKFIET, together with the Gender and Development Network (GADN), hosted the launch of the sixth Gender Review from UNESCO’s Global Education […]

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