Inclusive Education

The main achievements in inclusion and equality are the product of the historical struggles that popular movements, ethnic and cultural minorities, and especially people with disabilities and their families, have led. The photographs in this collection represent those struggles and those conquests. They are a reflection of powerful wills, of dreams come true and dreams on the way, but above all they are testimony to the value and meaning of the fight for the human right to education.

GCE present to the GEMReport Virtual Photo Exhibition and you can access in HERE

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One Billion Voices Lobby Letter Template

One Billion Voices Lobby Letter Template

Lobby Letter Template for the One Billion Voices campaign Purpose: This letter provides a template for any education activist or organisation to use to lobby their respective government leader to call for an increase and improvement in public financing for education. The primary audience for the letter is a Head of State or Government in a developing country. Please edit the language accordingly to address your respective leader. Your Excellency President or Prime Minister, We are writing to you today to ask for you to prioritise education within the next stages of our country's response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Education ...
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GCE One Billion Voices Policy Statement

GCE One Billion Voices Policy Statement

Global Campaign for Education (GCE) One Billion Voices: Policy Statement The ‘One Billion Voices’ campaign led by GCE aims to provide a way to urgently address the lack of education financing, aggravated by the COVID-19 pandemic, which also worsen the progress of the entire Sustainable Development Agenda and specifically SDG4. Domestic financing for education International human rights law lays down obligations which States are bound to respect. States are the duty-bearers under international human rights law and hold the principal responsibility for the direct provision of the right to education. Like all human rights, the right to education imposes three ...
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One Billion Voices Call to Action

One Billion Voices Call to Action

One Billion Voices A Call to Action to Improve and Increase Public Financing for Education The ‘One Billion Voices’ campaign led by the Global Campaign for Education aims to provide a way to urgently address the global education crisis brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic and secure improved and increased public financing for education. During the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, an estimated 1.5 billion learners had their education stopped or interrupted[1]. Education systems continue to face a devastating crisis, the challenges around public financing and the ever-increasing pressure on resources for public services, are resulting in less prioritisation of ...
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One Billion Voices for Education Campaign Launch

One Billion Voices for Education Campaign Launch

The Global Campaign for Education (GCE) One Billion Voices for Education Campaign Launch For immediate release #OneBillionVoices #OneBillionVoicesForEducation #1BillionVoices4Education The COVID- 19 pandemic is affecting the education of more than one billion people. It is also worsening the existing global education financing crisis thereby impacting the progress of the entire Sustainable Development Agenda and specifically Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG 4). The One Billion Voices campaign aims to secure an increase in public financing of education to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education for all by elevating the voices from the billion learners who have been affected by the COVID ...
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Reaching the most marginalised: a human right to inclusive education

Reaching the most marginalised: a human right to inclusive education

Reaching the most marginalised: a human right to inclusive education “We have an attitudinal problem and a failure of the public policy imagination to account for the full experiences that children with disabilities in vulnerable contexts embody...This is not a question of misfortune, it is a question of injustice...institutional and structural exclusion and oppression. If we are to really reach those furthest behind, we require a moment of reckoning that society has let down children with disabilities. And we have to act to change that …now.” These words from SDG advocate Eddie Ndopu, shared during the Disability Inclusive Education Forum ...
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Education Financing CoP Call on Education Financing in Africa

Education Financing CoP Call on Education Financing in Africa

The Global Campaign for Education (GCE) invites you to join the Education Financing CoP Call on Education Financing in Africa. Wednesday, 16 December at 4 pm SAST Languages: English with French interpretation Please register here The Global Campaign for Education (GCE) invites you to join the Education Financing CoP Call on Education Financing in Africa. This session aims to reflect on some of the critical findings of a report prepared by Dr Betty Udongo examining the impact of COVID-19 on education budgets in Africa. Amongst many other key issues around education financing in Africa, the report presents the GDPs, National ...
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How the West Was Won: What Corporates Who Care for Education Should Do

How the West Was Won: What Corporates Who Care for Education Should Do

How the West Was Won: What Corporates Who Care for Education Should Do By Vernor Munoz, Head of Policy, Advocacy & Campaigns, Global Campaign for Education andFormer UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Education (2004-2010) Summary This article examines the role of the Global Business Coalition for Education (GBCE) in the implementation of SDG4. It analyzes the legal and moral obligations of corporations to contribute to the financing of public education systems, through paying fair taxes in the countries where they profit and proposes that compliance with this payment be adopted as a requirement for membership in GBCE. Keywords: ...
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GCE Education in Emergency (EiE) Community of Practice (CoP)

GCE Education in Emergency (EiE) Community of Practice (CoP)

GCE Education in Emergency (EiE) Community of Practice (CoP) Tuesday, 1 December November at 4 pm SAST Languages: English with French interpretation Please register here The Global Campaign for Education (GCE) invites you to join an EiE CoP on Disability Inclusive Education in Emergency Contexts. This session aims to reflect on some of the critical challenges to secure disability inclusive education in contexts of emergency and share best practices in responding to various crisis, including climate and conflict crisis and the ongoing COVID-19 crisis Speakers: Sandrine Bohan-Jacquot, Humanity & Inclusion and Marine Sicre, Master in Risk Management. Sandrine has an academic background ...
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Online launch event of the report “Leave No Child Behind: Invest in the Early Years”

Online launch event of the report “Leave No Child Behind: Invest in the Early Years”

Online Launch Event of the Report “Leave No Child Behind: Invest in the Early Years” Ahead of International Children’s Day you are warmly invited to the online launch event of the report “Leave No Child Behind: Invest in the Early Years”. When: Thursday, 19 November 2020, 8:30-10:00 am EST Location: Zoom Online Event. Register here. Millions of children under the age of five in low- and middle-income countries are at high risk of not achieving their full potential. Marginalised children such as children with disabilities and developmental delays are even more excluded from services, although their developmental gains are the ...
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Privatisation and Education Financing workshop

Privatisation and Education Financing workshop

Privatisation and Education Financing workshop 27-28 October 202, 12:00- 14:00 GMT. Languages: English with French, Portuguese and Spanish interpretation. Please register HERE. The Global Campaign for Education (GCE) and ActionAid in collaboration with the Privatisation in Education and Human Rights Consortium (PEHRC) will be conducting a workshop focusing on Privatisation and education financing. The main objective of the workshop is to provide participants with an opportunity to develop a common understanding of: The Right to Education as defined in different treaties and conventions. Privatisation of education and the key actors involved. The impact of privatisation in the education sector and the ...
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GCE Education Financing Community of Practice

GCE Education Financing Community of Practice

GCE Education Financing Community of Practice TAX JUSTICE as a condition necessary for increasing the size of the national budgets for education. The Global Campaign for Education is glad to invite you to the next session of the Financing Education Community of Practice. In this occasion, we will focus on TAX JUSTICE as a condition necessary for increasing the size of the national budgets for education. Dr María Ron Balsera (ActionAid) will be the keynote speaker and after her presentation, we will have the chance to engage in an open dialogue aiming to discuss the barriers and opportunities for strategic ...
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GCE Statement on the occasion of the International Day of the Girl Child.

GCE Statement on the occasion of the International Day of the Girl Child.

GCE Statement on the occasion of the International Day of the Girl Child. My voice, our equal future On the International Day of the Girl Child, the Global Campaign for Education (GCE) unites our voice to demand equality for girls and the recognition of their dignity and their contribution to the creation of a global citizenship that leaves no one behind. While GCE recognizes that human rights still have a long way to go, this day should call us to raise awareness about critical issues for girls and young women's rights and encouraging their active participation and leadership in education ...
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GCE Webinar: #DayOfTheGirlChild2020, ‘My Voice. Our Education’

GCE Webinar: #DayOfTheGirlChild2020, ‘My Voice. Our Education’

#DayOfTheGirlChild2020, ‘My Voice. Our Education’ Monday, October 12th 2020, 14:00 SAST (Johannesburg)/ 08:00 EDT (New York)/ 13:00 BST (London) Please register HERE. GCE is hosting an online youth panel 'My Voice. Our Education’ on the occasion of the International Day of the Girl Child 2020. The panel will bring together a collection of leading female youth education advocates from around the world to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on the rights of girls in their community, country and region. The panel, convened by the Global Campaign for Education (GCE), will examine issues of school access, violence in and around school ...
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GCE Statement On the Occasion of World Teachers’ Day.

GCE Statement On the Occasion of World Teachers’ Day.

The Global Campaign for Education Statement On the Occasion of World Teachers’ Day. #WTD2020 #WorldTeachersDay2020 On the occasion of World Teacher’s Day, the Global Campaign for Education (GCE) calls on the international community and all state parties to acknowledge the incredible leadership role provided by teachers during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is time to provide the teaching profession with the recognition and means to accomplish their crucial work in providing transformative education; now and in the future. The COVID-19 pandemic is challenging education systems and the teaching profession like never before. According to UNESCO, the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting school ...
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Launch: Education in Emergencies Community of Practice

Launch: Education in Emergencies Community of Practice

Launch: Education in Emergencies Community of Practice Tuesday, 29 September 2020, 4:00 PM, SAST The Global Campaign for Education is launching its Education in Emergencies Community of Practice. During our first call, the agenda includes an explanation of the aim and scope of this initiative, and also the identification of critical topics of interest among participants for further calls. Language: English Please send an email to philani[@]campaignforeducation.org if you require interpretation. To participate in the webinar, register HERE. Or TUNE IN to the GCE Facebook page live stream ...
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GCE and ECW joint statement On occasion of the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly

GCE and ECW joint statement On occasion of the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly

On the occasion of the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly, the Global Campaign for Education (GCE) and the Education Cannot Wait Fund (ECW) jointly call on governments and the donor community to COMMIT funding to ECW for the education of those furthest left behind in emergencies and crises. The COVID-19 pandemic has had a dramatic impact on the world's education systems, causing the closure of schools in more than 160 countries, affecting over 1 billion learners. This impact was felt most dramatically in emergency contexts where education has been disrupted by armed conflicts, forced displacement, climate-change induced ...
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GCE Webinar: EDUCATION NOT DEBT!

GCE Webinar: EDUCATION NOT DEBT!

GCE Webinar: EDUCATION NOT DEBT! Can debt relief and cancellation help tackle the global education financing crisis? Opportunities, challenges and potential roles for civil society. Wednesday, 9th September 2020, 03:00-4:30 pm GMT+2 Register HERE! We invite you to join this webinar organised by GCE to explore whether and how debt relief or cancellation can effectively contribute to tackling the global education financing crisis and achieving SDG4 by 2030. We hope that the webinar will give an opportunity to GCE members around the world to engage with debt relief problematics and the way they relate to the financing of free quality public ...
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Education during and post COVID-19: The role of civil society

Education during and post COVID-19: The role of civil society

Education during and post COVID-19: The role of civil society The impact of COVID-19 on the right to education is felt worldwide. From 1.5 billion learners out of school in March, nearly 1.1 billion learners in 146 countries are still affected today. As many countries have begun phased processes of reopening schools, it is time for civil society organizations (CSOs) to pause and reflect on what happened. What lessons have we learnt so far? What are the opportunities to positively transform the education sector during and following the COVID-19 pandemic? These are two pertinent and fundamental questions to guide and ...
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An unprecedented crisis

An unprecedented crisis

An unprecedented crisis The school closure, since 18 March 2020, due to COVID-19, has disrupted all forms of education in Bangladesh. The special programme for the migrants, particularly for the Rohingya population, is also disrupted. The government of Bangladesh has involved the stakeholders and developed education in emergency response plan considering the immediate, medium-term, and long-term priorities. One of the largest centralised education systems impacted by the crisis Bangladesh has one of the largest centralised education systems in the world, with 38.6 million students. Of them, 3.6 million in pre-primary; 18 million in the primary; 13 million in secondary and ...
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What does the COVID-19 crisis mean for us? Brazilian youth are speaking out

What does the COVID-19 crisis mean for us? Brazilian youth are speaking out

What does the COVID-19 crisis mean for us? Brazilian youth are speaking out Stories shared by the Brazilian Campaign for the Right to Education. Invest and believe in Public Education! In the year 2020 a virus appeared that shook us on a world scale. In Brazil, the pandemic has spread rapidly. Amid social distances, governmental measures (or lack of them), the different areas that make up our society have been adapting, each in its own way. Non-essential services closed, unemployment slammed at the door of several workers, and the people finally learned the value of health professionals. With a preparation ...
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