Happy International Education Week 2022!
Please join us for the GCE-US Coalition Advocacy Planning Session on 29 November 2022 from 1:00pm - 2:30pm ET, with options to join either in-person or virtually via Zoom.
The in-person convening will take place at: WeWork - Midtown, 1100 15th St NW, Washington D.C. 20005, with thanks to Childhood Education International for hosting!
To keep everyone safe, please wear a mask inside, use social distancing, wash hands, and stay home if you feel sick. All are encouraged to receive an annual flu vaccine and the most recent COVID-19 vaccines and boosters.
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Join the Movement: Your Voice Matters
Transforming Education for Disability Inclusion: A Call to Action for All Children
Please sign on and help spread the word about this collaborative Disability-Inclusive Education Call to Action urging world leaders to commit to transforming education so that every child in the world, including the 240 million children with disabilities, can access quality, equitable, inclusive education and lifelong learning.
Read & join this important call to action here!
Many thanks for joining the October 6, 2022, GCE-US Inclusive Education and Early Childhood Community of Practice Meeting!
On October 6, GCE-US convened an Inclusive Education and Early Childhood Community of Practice Meeting that included discussions on the Household Survey Data on Disability and Education in Global Partnership for Education (GPE) Partner Countries Working Paper, Save the Children Inclusive Education Resources and Toolkit, Humanity & Inclusion's recently released factsheet: The Real Lives Behind the Data: Children with Disabilities in Education Across Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, and the Occupied Palestinian Territory, Transforming Education for Disability Inclusion: A Call to Action for all Children, and more!
GCE-US extends a very special thank you to all speakers at this meeting:
Thank you for joining the GCE-US Coalition Meeting on October 17, 2022!
On October 17, GCE-US convened an International Day of the Girl coalition meeting that included discussions on the latest Malala Fund girls' education programming in Pakistan, AMPLIFY Girls' Tracking Girls' Agency: An Outcome Evaluation of Diverse Programming Amongst Community-Driven Organizations in East Africa report, key education commitments from the 2022 Global Citizen Festival, Planet Aid's ongoing work to advance girls' education, Raising Teenagers Uganda and UNESCO SDG4 Youth Network's advocacy in support of girls with disabilities, and more!
GCE-US extends deep gratitude to all presenters at this meeting, including:
- Hon. Neema Lugangira, Member of Parliament, Tanzania
- Javed Ahmed Malik, Pakistan Programme Director, Malala Fund
- Margaret Butler, Head of AMPLIFY Girls
- Myriam Jafaar, Inclusive Education Coordinator, Inter-agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE)
- Zein Nasser, Policy Coordinator and Education Lead, Global Citizen
- Marie Lichtenberg, Director of International Partnerships, Planet Aid
- Nakaibale Lynda Eunice, Program Associate, Raising Teenagers Uganda and Focal Point Lead, Inclusive Education Working Group at UNESCO SDG4 Youth Network
Congratulations to the U.S. Youth, Peace & Security Coalition and the Children's Policy & Funding Initiative's Youth Alliance Working Group for convening a successful Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill!
On October 24-25, 2022, the U.S. Youth, Peace, & Security Coalition and the Children's Policy & Funding Initiative's Youth Alliance Working Group held an in-person Advocacy Day to elevate the Congressional Caucus for Children and Youth Globally, Youth, Peace and Security Act (H.R. 4838), READ Act Reauthorization Act of 2022 (H.R. 7240 / S.3938), Keeping Girls in School Act (H.R. 4134 / S.2276), Global Learning Loss Assessment Act (H.R. 1500 / S.552), and more!
In honor to the International Day of the Girl, GCE-US coalition member Association d'Aide à l'Education de l'Enfant Handicapé (AAEEH) convened a conference on the theme "Education of the Girl with Disabilities: Challenges, Issues and Perspectives / Education de la fille handicapée: défis, enjeux et perspectives."
Among the obstacles identified: social and economic factors, factors related to the school environment, the absence of disaggregated data on disability and specific needs, related factors (poverty, violence, reproductive health)
Among the actions undertaken by AAEEH: multifaceted support for girls with disabilities and their families through various initiatives, advocacy with its partners at all levels for the inclusion of girls with disabilities in public policies and development programs.
What We're Reading
- Mainstreaming Disability-Inclusive Education: A Requirement, Not A Request, by Pierina Anton Lopez and Anny Lin, Global Campaign for Education-US
- Fighting Education Inequity: Young People Are Critical To Transforming Education, by Anny Lin, Emily Davis, and Meghana Srikrishna, Children's Policy and Funding Initiative Youth Alliance Working Group
- Did World Leaders Do Their Homework To Transform Education?, by Mariana Rudge, Sightsavers
- Transforming Education: How We're Doing Our Homework Too, by Liesbeth Roolvink, Sightsavers
We're grateful to our donors, supporters, coalition members, and partners!
Your actions and support make a world of difference.