Take Part in GAWE

Global Action Week for Education is one of the major focal points for the education movement.

It provides every national and regional education campaign with an opportunity to highlight one area of the Education For All agenda and make targeted efforts to achieve change on the ground, with the added support of education campaigners and millions of members of the public worldwide joining together for the same cause.

Global Action Week for Education GAWE 2022

In the light of the major emergencies happening all over the world and their devastating impact on the right to education of millions of people, particularly the most vulnerable, this Global Action Week for Education (GAWE) 2022 may be more important than ever: it is an urgent and strong call on States, world leaders and the international community to Protect Education in Emergencies Now!

Global Action Week For Education 2021

Are you concerned about the future of the Billion students and children whose education was stopped or interrupted because of Covid19?

Global Action Week For Education 2020

GCE’s Global Action Week for Education in 2020 takes place between the 26th April and 2nd of May. This year’s theme has been chosen through an online consultation with the membership.

Global Action Week For Education 2019

GCE’s Global Action Week for Education in 2019 will place between the 24th April and 1st of May, using a human rights-based approach to education and supporting the implementing of the full SDG4 agenda.

Global Action Week For Education 2018

GCE’s Global Action Week for Education in 2018 takes place between the 22nd and 28th of April, following up on last year’s theme of accountability for SDG4 and active citizen participation.

Global Action Week For Education 2017

GCE’s Global Action Week for Education in 2017 takes place 23-29 April and focuses on ensuring accountability for SDG4, and active citizen participation.

Global Action Week For Education 2016

In 2015, world leaders committed to the most ambitious global development agenda in history. For education, this includes the pledge to ‘ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all by 2030’.

2015: Global Action Week

In 2000, the world’s leaders made a series of promises intended to guarantee education for all by 2015. While significant progress has been made, it is clear that these promises will not be met.

2014: Education and Disability: Equal Right, Equal Opportunity

An estimated 1 billion people live with a disability – comprising approximately 15% of the global population. It is estimated that 93 million of these are children – or 1 in 20 of those aged up to 14 years of age – living with a moderate or severe disability.

2013: Every Child Needs a Teacher

61 million children are not in primary school The biggest thing we can do to give them their right to education is make sure they have access to a trained teacher.

2012: Rights from the Start: Early Childhood Care and Education Now!

In 2012 GCE focused on early childhood care and education (ECCE), with the ‘Rights from the Start’ campaign. Every child has the right to education, and these rights start from birth, but every year, over 200 million children under the age of five do not receive these rights, giving them less chance to achieve their potential and end the cycle of poverty.

2011: It's a Right! Make it Right! Education for Women and Girls Now!

In 2011, Global Action Week targeted girls’ education with the ‘Make it Right‘ campaign. In 2005 the world missed the first target agreed within the framework for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs): to eliminate gender disparity in primary and secondary education by that year.

The Global Campaign for Education (GCE) is a civil society movement that aims to end exclusion in education. Education is a basic human right, and our mission is to make sure that governments act now to deliver the right of everyone to a free, quality, public education.