Advancing Commitments to Girls Education: INEE gender resources to watch out for in June
June 2022 marks four years since G7 Leaders came together to adopt the Charlevoix Declaration on Quality Education, committing to promote and improve learning outcomes for refugees and host communities, while also working to reduce the time children and youth, especially girls, are out of school as a result of conflict and displacement. The Charlevoix Declaration on Quality Education served as a milestone in bringing global attention and a historic level of investment (US$ 3.5 billion) in girls’ and women’s education and training in contexts of conflict and crisis. As the Charlevoix Funding Dashboard shows, Charlevoix donors and partners have gone above and beyond their original pledges, collectively disbursing over US$4.02 billion in support of women and girls.
In the lead up to the 48th G7 Summit, INEE is excited to share some new gender events and resources we have lined up in the coming weeks. These mark INEE’s efforts, supported by Global Affairs Canada, to strengthen the evidence base for girls’ EiE. We hope that these events, and the conversations therein, will build on the momentum for G7 leaders to continue to prioritize girls’ education in conflict and crisis settings.
EVENT: Mind the Gap 2 and Closing the Gap 2 Launch Webinar
June 22, at 1-2pm UTC
In this virtual event, INEE will launch its new report and policy paper: Mind the Gap 2: Seeking Safe and Sustainable Solutions for Girls’ Education in Crises and Closing the Gap 2: Delivering Safe and Sustainable Solutions for Girls’ Education in Crises.
Mind the Gap 2 summarizes progress, gaps, challenges and opportunities in improving education and training for girls and women affected by conflict and crisis, and highlights the following thematic areas: distance education and the digital divide, school-related gender-based violence, and girls’ education during the climate crisis.
Closing the Gap 2 summarizes key findings from Mind the Gap 2 and recommends actions for a range of EiE stakeholders to address the gaps identified in the delivery, planning, funding, and monitoring of girls’ and women’s education in crisis contexts.
The launch webinar will highlight key findings from Mind the Gap 2 and recommendations from Closing the Gap 2. Speakers from Plan International, World Vision, and CARE will share examples of promising practices for delivering safe and sustainable education solutions for women and girls affected by crisis and conflict.
- Mind the Gap 2: Statistics At A Glance infographic [Infographic]
- Distance education & the digital divide: Ensuring learning continuity for girls during school closures [summary brief]
- Gender-based violence and girls’ education: Protecting girls’ rights in and around schools [summary brief]
- Girls’ education & climate change: Investing in education for resilience [summary brief]
EVENT: Launch of JEiE Special Issue on Gender in Education in Emergencies
30 June 2022 , 2:30-4pm UTC
The JEiE Special Issue on Gender in Emergencies aims to draw on and advance existing knowledge on gender and education while building novel evidence that accounts for the ever-evolving landscape of conflict and crises contexts. This issue explores a variety of ways that gender can have implications on educational access, curriculum, attainment, experiences and more. The special issue on Gender in Emergencies showcases the reality for girls and boys in emergency contexts and offers rigorous research, insights from the field, and recommendations for future interventions and further research.
This advocacy brief, developed by the INEE Gender Task Team, aims to highlight key gaps in the evidence base on gender and EiE, provide strategic guidance and thematic content for new research initiatives on gender and EiE, and promote collaborative action and knowledge-sharing across key actors working on gender, education and emergencies. The brief can be used to identify priority areas of research and research questions to take forward, opportunities for collaboration, and priority areas of research to fund.
If you are interested in taking forward any of the research questions highlighted in this brief, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org. We would love to amplify any new evidence on gender and EiE!
RESOURCE: Season 2 of the Educate Us! podcast
Educate Us! is an INEE podcast series about women’s and girls’ education in humanitarian crises. The series features a range of stories and perspectives on women’s and girls’ education in emergencies, and explores the gains made in girls’ education and the slip backwards caused by the pandemic. This series is a broad and intimate invitation for listeners to hear the stories behind the statistics, from the women and girls who live them.
Season 2 of this podcast centers on promising practices in safe, inclusive, and gender-responsive education for girls in humanitarian settings. This season, we’ll hear from practitioners on gender-responsive programming, teachers on creating inclusive classrooms, and youth advocates on how girl-led advocacy for education is changing the EiE landscape for the better. We hope you’ll listen!
Ahead of the launch, revisit the 1st season of Educate Us! and bonus mini-episodes for season 2 here.
These events and resources are free and open to all. We welcome our members, partners, and others to participate in these opportunities, and engage in the conversations on gender and girls’ EiE.
If you would like to stay updated on other gender and EiE events, INEE publishes a monthly gender newsletter, which you can sign up for by logging into your INEE account and selecting “Gender [occasional].” You can also connect with other INEE members and EiE experts through our online platforms, including the INEE Community of Practice (CoP) and INEE Meet-Ups. Moreover, you can share promising practice and lessons learned by contributing to the Committing to Change blog series or Educate Us! podcast.
If you want to learn more, or collaborate and join efforts for promoting girls’ EiE, please reach out to us at email@example.com.