Equals: Newsletter for Beyond Access: Gender, Education and Development
Beyond Access was set up in 2003 by Oxfam GB, the Institute of Education, University of London and the U.K. Department for International Development (DFID). It aims to contribute to achieving Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 2 – universal primary education – and MDG 3 – gender equality and the empowerment of women – by generating and critically examining knowledge and practice regarding gender equality and education.Summary of activitiesSince 2003 Beyond Access has brought together a wide network of practitioners, policy makers, and academics working in many different contexts to explore critical issues that affect the achievement of gender equality in education. Beyond Access publishes the Equals newsletter on Gender, Education and Development, featuring articles written by researchers, practitioners and policy makers, conference reports, book reviews and letters.
Issue 26, July 2010
Download (pdf) The first global declaration on girls’ education, the Dakar Declaration on Accelerating Girls’ Education and Gender Equality, has been adopted by delegates at an international conference to mark the tenth anniversary of the launch of UNGEI (UN Girls’ Education Initiative) at the World Education Forum in 2000. The innovative conference, ‘E4: Engendering Empowerment: Equality and Education’, was organised by UNGEI in collaboration with the Beyond Access team at the Institute of Education, University of London, and was held in Dakar, Senegal on 17-20 May 2010.
Issue 25, April 2010
Download (pdf) E4: Engendering Empowerment:Education and Equality will be an innovative conference for education activists, academics, practitioners, policy makers and girls themselves from many countries of the world, held under the auspices of UNGEI (United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative). E4 will take place in April and May 2010 using electronic media (the E-conference) and participatory discussion in Dakar, Senegal (the D-conference). UNGEI initiated the idea of the conference to mark ten years since the organisation was launched at the Education for All (EFA) conference in Dakar in 2000. UNGEI aims to use the conference deliberations as a means to assess how far we have come since 2000 and what significant challenges remain.
Issue 24, February 2010
Download (pdf) Climate Change is currently at the centre of our day to day life, as its impacts and consequences are being experienced in all regions of the world. But as we know, climate change is not a natural phenomenon; climate has natural variability over time, but when we talk about climate change it refers to the alterations in the atmosphere that are over and above natural climate variation, and that are a result of human activity. This means that the situation can be changed if human beings transform their ways of living to be more sustainable and friendly to the environment. Climate change, though, affects different social groups in different ways. This means that responsibility for making the necessary transformations in ways of living is also differentiated.