Education

“...a bridge from misery to hope.” - adapted from a quote by Kofi Annan

A basic education is an essential human right and should be a global, national, and local priority. On September 25, 2015, the countries of the UN adopted a set of goals to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for...

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We Are All Sisters

By Tara Scott, AWC Central Scotland

Despite some of the more polarizing gender politics at play in conversation recently on both sides of the Atlantic, most of the native and residence countries of our readership will be located in Groups 1 or 2 on the Gender Development Index – quantifying our privilege of having had quite...

By Karen Boeker, AWC Denmark

Education is one of the most effective ways to break the cycle of discrimination and poverty that children with disabilities often face. But access to school for children with disabilities is often limited by a lack of understanding about their needs, a lack of trained teachers, classroom...

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by Pam Perraud, AAWE Paris/FAUSA & UN Representative

Defending the Right to Education

In honor of the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights from October 15 - December 18, UNESCO is running a digital campaign, #RightToEducation, highlighting the work UNESCO does related to education. UNESCO staff works to encourage states to make the right of a quality...

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by Arandeep Degun, AIWC Cologne

Tiny, mountainous and landlocked, Nepal lies between two giant countries, India and China. Nepal is known for its distinctive geography as “a land of diversity.” Few countries as small as Nepal have such incredible contrasts and complexities. The glamorous beauty of Nepal is exposed by its landscapes: dense swampy forests, lush green valleys,

The Education Team Expands its Equal Access Focus

We are proud to support the Human Rights Team efforts on behalf of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign. This campaign will shine light on how sexual harassment and sexual assault in the workplace deny women equal access to a non-threatening/safe workplace, as well as affecting opportunity. Read below to...

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