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|Discussion||April 12th – 16th|
|Keynote||View keynote recording and slides|
|Moderators||Elaine Unterhalter and Amy North|
Although the numbers of children who never go to school are declining, an estimated 77 million children, 55% of whom are girls, are still denied any form of education (UNESCO, 2008). These children come overwhelmingly from the poorest communities in any country and from countries with long histories of conflict. Taking up the cause of education entails thinking of gender equality, both inside school, and in the complex relationships that can challenge poverty, ill health, fragile livelihoods and lack of adequate participation. The initial vision of partnership, presaged in the Beijing 1995 vision, envisaged horizontal connections so that gender and education initiatives would intersect with work on health and livelihoods, and would increase the participation of women in decision-making and valued work. In practice, however, networks of collaboration and joined-up initiatives have not always worked well, and the aim to improve gender equality in education and human rights regarding girls’ education must be assessed and taken forward in the light of enormous global inequalities within and between countries.
|1.||Partnership, participation and power for gender equality in education||Elaine Unterhalter||PDF: English / French|
|2.||Process of Girls Dropout in School Education: Analysis of Selected Cases in India||Pankaj Das||English|
|3.||Girls’ educational strategies and visual practice: a gendered case from Tigray, Ethiopia||Thera Mjaaland||English|
|4.||Poverty, gender, and education: participation and knowledge building in the schools of Porto Alegre, Brazil||Moira Wilkinson and Luis Armando Gandin||English|
Upcoming papers at the Dakar conference (Abstracts)
The following abstracts report on papers to be presented in Dakar from 17-20 May 2010:
- Rebecca Ingram et al.: Literacy and gender-focused school management in Northern Tanzania and Northern Nigeria
- Angela Melchiorre: The missing link: using the dynamics of human rights advocacy to enhance gender equality in education for girls and women in situations of extreme poverty
- Elaine Unterhalter et al.: Girls, gender and intersecting inequalities in education: A reflection from case studies in South Africa and Kenya (PDF)
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