In our Bulletin this month, Amal Lahlafi from AIWA of Rabat shares some information on Water Scarcity. Amal is a new member of the Environment Task Force and she was keen to get involved, hoping to attend the UN Climate Conference in Marrakech this past November as FAWCO's rep. Unfortunately, the lengthy process required for FAWCO to attend could not be completed prior to the sign-up deadline. A real shame, but Amal followed the proceeedings from "the outside" and provides insights on what took place there.
“Education is one of the most critical areas of empowerment for women. When girls are educated, they lead healthier and more productive lives. . . . An educated girl has a positive ripple effect on her health, family, community and society as a whole." - USAID
In this issue of Let’s Get Schooled I would like to explore why the above quote from USAID is true.
Today I would like to talk with you about Girls Education as the world’s best investment. To do this I will introduce you to an important book in the field: What Works in Girls Education: Evidence for the World&rs...
The eternal holiday dilemma hangs over you... what to give your BFF for the holidays? The gift of FAWCO fever of course! Here's what you do. You take her to an excellent Indian restaurant for lunch. You just happen to have with you the latest copy of Spotlight on Mumbai.
It's all over but the analyzing!
Whether you're happy with the results or not, you may be relieved that It Is Over! No more inboxes full of cries for help and predictions of gloom, no more talking heads dissecting every piece of news...
In these troubling times globally, our commitment to the welfare of women and girls in our own backyard and around the world has become more important than ever. While it is sometimes hard to see that women are gaining ground, women ARE rising in a tide that cannot be quelled. The HRTF encourages clubs and individuals to be part of that rising by participating in the activities sugggested below and/or finding activities that are meaningful to you. Times of crisis can also be times of opportunity--let's grab that opportunity by the horns!
We would like to congratulate ETF member Sahar Elhallak, who has been named as Target Fundraising Coordinator. This is a big job, and we on the ETF are proud for her to take her commitment to education to the next level. Congratulations!
The 2016 theme for the Rutgers 16 Days Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign is "From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World: Make Education Safe for All!"
Each year the FAWCO Human Rights Task Force asks members to participate in the campaign from November 25 - December 10. Given the connection to education, we have asked Therese Hartwell, Chair of the Human Rights Task Force to guest blog this month. Therese explores violence as a barrier to education, while illustrating that education is in fact the solution to violence. She highlights the refugee crisis which is a direct result of viole...
Last month the 2016 GEM-Report - Education for people and planet: Creating sustainable futures for all was published. It replaces the EFA Global Monitoring Report and has a newly defined mandate to report on the progress of education under the 2030 Agenda. This is the first of a 15 part series, which will report on the progress of SDG4 and will explore the complex relationship between education and the other facets of sustainable development.
On September 13th, Carol-Lyn McKelvey, Co-Chair of the Education Task Force and I attended the German launch of the report in Bonn, Germany. I...
Stacy Lara, one of FAWCO's UN Reps in Geneva, has been appointed Executive Director of Graduate Women International (GWI). GWI, like FAWCO, is an international network of women working for change and advocating for women's rights, equality and empowerment, with a focus on access to quality education and training. We congratulate Stacy on this exciting new role, and look forward to possible future collaboration with GWI.