Join our #genderbiaschat

When, local time: 
Monday, 16 January 2017 - 10:00am to Friday, 20 January 2017 - 5:00pm
Type of Event: 
Special Event

From 16-20 January, UNESCO is partnering with OECD’s Wikigender for an online discussion on the theme “Addressing gender stereotypes in the classroom: how to achieve a conducive environment for adolescent girls’ learning?” in English and in French.
The discussion will centre on new evidence and key findings from UNESCO’s 2016 Global Education Monitoring Report, Gender Review and Policy Paper on “Textbooks pave the way to sustainable development”.

Partners in the online discussion will also include the Council of Europe, the Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE), the Global Partnership for Education and the United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative (UNGEI).

Join the conversation by adding your comments and questions at:

Some of the questions that will be explored include:
• How is the learning environment influencing adolescent girls’ education outcomes? What are some of the recent trends in the development of teaching materials (including textbook content)?
• What are some of the policies, campaigns and initiatives that successfully helped to counter gender stereotypes in school settings? Which strategies are more efficient and why? How can we scale them up?
• How can we advocate for a stronger measurement framework and solidify indicators on gender inequality in education, so that we know where progress is being made and where challenges remain?
The online discussion will conclude with a live webinar on Friday 20 January at 3pm (Paris time).

Our #genderbiaschat hashtag will be keeping track of the conversation happenings on social media and we encourage you to retweet/share/like from @UNESCO social media accounts.