Compilation of journals on Education and Social Justice, a resource for research available on the website of the UNESCO Chair in Education for Social Justice

Compilation of journals on Education and Social Justice, a resource for research available on the website of the UNESCO Chair in Education for Social Justice Education is an engine of change, especially if it aims at building a more just society, based on equity, participation, and cooperation. In this sense, it is important to promote research on Education for Social Justice, and academic journals on education play an essential role in this.For this reason, the website of the UNESCO Chair in Education for Social Justice contains different resources for research, among which you can find a list of journals on…
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According to the latest report by Save the Children, rethinking affective-sexual education is an emergency in Spain

According to the latest report by Save the Children, rethinking affective-sexual education is an emergency in Spain Providing young people with an affective-sexual education that takes into account sexual and gender equality and diversity is necessary for their development, otherwise, we run the risk that young people build their sexuality on stereotypical bases, violent and unequal. As stated in the latest Save the Children report entitled “Desinformación Sexual: Pornografía y Adolescencia”, the Spanish curriculum does not have a regulated active-sexual education, although it could be included in a transversal way with the future educational law (LOMLOE). The report collects data…
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Popular and Community Education Day, remembering Freire on the 99th anniversary of his birth

Popular and Community Education Day, remembering Freire on the 99th anniversary of his birth Last September, the 99th anniversary of the birth of the Brazilian pedagogue and educator Paulo Freire was commemorated by celebrating the Day of Popular and Community Education.This celebration has been promoted by different community, educational and cultural organizations such as Red El Encuentro and aims to recognize the task of popular educators who work in social, educational and artistic spaces for a transformative education.Freire's criticism of Banking Education and his hopeful commitment to a liberating pedagogy have been of great influence in the social and educational…
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Get to know the Green Kids School project!

Get to know the Green Kids School project! In 2019, an Innovation and Improvement program began to be developed in the community of the rural area of ​​Ayampe (Ecuador). The Project aimed at eradicating the traditional problems of rural schools, such as school absenteeism or the lack of specialists and resources.The success of the initiative, promoted and directed by Sergio Carneros, collaborator of the UNESCO Chair in Education for Social Justice, has achieved that, in 2020, another five communities joined the projet to transform their schools, to turn them into an engine of community development and to achieve greater Social…
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CEIPAZ awarded by the Government of Navarra for its work for peace and coexistence

CEIPAZ awarded by the Government of Navarra for its work for peace and coexistence The Government of Navarra, together with the director of Peace, Coexistence and Human Rights Martin Zabalza Arregui have awarded  the Center for Education and Research for Peace (CEIPAZ) and its director, Manuela Mesa, for their more than ten years in the field of the culture of peace and non-violence.Since 2016, the Regional Government celebrates the International Day of Peace with an act in which a person or entity is recognized for their remarkable work in the field of peace and coexistence.Some of the personalities awarded in…
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September 8th. International Literacy Day

September 8th. International Literacy Day Every year since 1967, on September 8 we celebrate International Literacy Day with the aim of remembering the importance of reading and writing as a basis for human rights. Despite the progress in this area, in 2020 there are still around 773 million adults who do not have the basic literacy skills that can guarantee their total autonomy in a society like ours.Literacy is one of the Sustainable Development Goals within the framework of the 2030 Agenda. Specifically, Goal 4 includes the need to reduce the percentage of illiteracy among the adult population, as well…
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International Day of Indigenous Women

International Day of Indigenous Women In Tihuanacu (Peru) in 1983 the "Second Meeting of Organizations and Movements of America" was held. During the Meeting, it was decided to commemorate all indigenous women both for their courage and for the work they carry out in favor of the conservation and strengthening of the indigenous cultures, knowledge, customs and languages. For this reason, it is agreed to celebrate the International Day of Indigenous Women on the birth of Bartolina Sisa, a descendant of the Aymara lineage "Mama Tallas" (ancestral authority), who organized a rebellion against the Viceroyalty of Peru.The indigenous woman contains…
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UNESCO launches the campaign ‘Keeping girls in the picture’

UNESCO launches the campaign ‘keeping girls in the picture’ This year more than 900 million children of all ages and parts of the world were called to go back to school between August and October. However, only half of them will do so due, among other factors, to the closure of schools caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.As highlighted by UNESCO, in this situation girls are one of the most vulnerable groups. For many of them, school is a lifesaver, as attending school reduces the risk of being subjected to forced marriage or domestic violence. That is why UNESCO has launched…
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Poverty and inequality, constraints on the path towards an inclusive education

Poverty and inequality, constraints on the path towards an inclusive education Education is one of the fundamental pillars for building inclusive societies with greater equal opportunities. However, there are social, economic and cultural factors that can favor or undermine the achievement of equity and inclusion in education, as noted in the last UNESCO GEM Report.The data presented in the 2020 GEM Report shows the gap in access to education that limits the opportunities of children in poverty, many of whom cannot attend school, and those who do are disadvantaged compared to students who come from wealthy or higher-income households due…
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UNESCO promotes the Global Education Coalition to respond to school closures

UNESCO promotes the Global Education Coalition to respond to school closures As we know, one of the main measures taken by governments to stop the spread of Covid-19 has been the closure of schools. Due to the concern that this might affect continued learning, they have opted to provide distance education through alternative means such as the internet, television, radio and even social networks. However, this distance teaching has limited the educational opportunities of millions of students all over the world, as reported by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in recent publications.In this context, UNESCO has…
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Internacional Afro-descendant Women’s Day

July 25th: International Afro-descendant Women’s Day On 25 July 1992, the Meeting of Afro-descendant Women was held in the Dominican Republic, which gathered together 300 women from 32 Latin American countries to define strategies for political advocacy and créate partnerships to confront racism from a gender perspective. For this reason, this date was then declared as the International Afro-descendant Women’s Day, which is also known as the International Afro-Latin American, Afro-Caribbean and Diaspora Women's Day.The celebration of the International Afro-descendant Women’s Day aims to commemorate and strengthen the fight against racial discrimination, intended to eliminate prejudice motivated by ethnic-racial origin…
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