World Teachers’ Day Promotes Gender Equality
Today is World Teachers’ Day and the theme this year is teachers for gender equality. UNESCO and Education International have celebrated the profession and promoted international standards for the teaching profession on October 5 since 1994.
Despite the fact that the teaching profession is made up largely of women, inequality remains an issue. Even in many counties where measures to ensure equality are included in policies and constitutions, the goals aren’t being met for millions of female teachers.
More on World Teachers’ Day
- Find out more about World Teachers’ Day from NEA.
- Send an e-card and thank a teacher for his or her great work.
- These units, lessons plans and videos from UNICEF highlight the stories of several young girls who face challenges in gaining access to education and being able to attend school.
The video below shines a light on the struggle many female teachers still face to be given the same respect and opportunities as their male colleagues. Maria Teresa Cabrera, the first female president of the Dominican Teacher’s Union, is an example of how the Latin America Project on Equality with a Gender Perspective strengthens unions and builds capacity in achieving quality education for all.