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GCE aims to advocate and campaign at all levels for education being considered a driver of social justice, sustainable development, individual and collective freedom and joy of learning together. In defending the transformative role and power of education, GCE challenges attempts to frame education solely as a narrow set of learning outcomes. The concept covers a wide range of elements including education for human rights, global citizenship and sustainable development; the language of instruction, qualified and well remunerated teachers and education workers; safe learning environments; and the role of education in the transformation of societies.

GCE’s core mission is to influence governments to take the actions necessary to guarantee equitable quality education for all, on a lifelong basis, though effective and accountable provision of public education.

Throughout the years, the GCE’s Global Action Week for Education has focused on different target of the SDG4, which together define our vision for education. We put a strong focus on quality, with campaign raising awareness about the need for trained teachers; and about the need for increased literacy including adults and life-long learning. Inclusivity is another of GCE’s core belief and strong campaigning point, to make sure there is equal access to education without any discrimination based on gender or disabilities. We also believe that the right to education begins at an early age, and should be exercised from the start.

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Disability Inclusive Education

In most low- and middle-income countries, children with disabilities are more likely to be out of school than any other group of children; even if they do attend school, children living with disabilities are often more likely to drop out and leave school early.
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Early Childhood

Every year, over 200 million children under the age of five in low- and middle-income countries will not attain their development potential due to poverty, nutritional deficiencies and inadequate care and learning opportunities.
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Girls’ Education - Make it Right For Girls

It is 2012, and 1 in 4 women cannot read this sentence. This is a tragedy and a denial of rights on a massive scale. 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.
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Girl’s Education - Gender Discrimination in Education

Girls around the world are experiencing gender discrimination from the age of just seven years old, with one in ten primary schoolgirls reported being unhappy being a girl, doubling to one in five by the time they reach secondary school.
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Girl’s Education - Girls’ Education in Pakistan

In October 2012, 14 year old school girl Malala Yousafzai was shot and seriously injured by Taliban militants in north-west Pakistan. Malala was targeted for campaigning for girls’ right to education.
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Since 2000, the world has made good progress in getting tens of millions of children into school – but in 2008, that progress stopped.
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Literacy For All

The world is in the grip of a crisis that has devastating impact on personal autonomy, economic security, job opportunities, levels of health, and the quality of democracy.

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.