Australia’s Global Action Week is extended to allow states and territories to organise activities in schools from May 2nd to 17th June.
Themed around “Women’s and Girl’s Education” Global Action Week this year coincides with the one hundredth anniversary of International Women’s Day.
The Global Campaign for Education has been making gains in education advocacy for over ten years, but, despite the member coalitions in over 100 countries, Australia has not been represented – until recently.
Approximately 37 million girls are not in primary school, so over 10 million school students worldwide will participate in classroom activities highlighting the rights of girls to an education.
The focus of the activities is on ‘story telling’ (The Big Story) by women and girls relating personal examples and experiences of their benefitting from an education, explaining the difference an education has made to their lives, or of being denied an education; to tell their stories about the impact that loss has had on their lives.
The main aim will be to encourage world leaders to make specific policy pledges which must be followed through and implemented.
How to get involved:
We want to ensure Australian union members play a strong role in women and girls’ access to free quality public education everywhere.