The E4 Engendering Empowerment: Education and Equality conferences, scheduled to take place between 12th April – 20th May 2010, speak to the goal of strengthening and expanding partnerships for girls’ education around the most pressing obstacles many girls face in pursuit of education. An online e-conference will be held from 12th April – 14th May, followed by a face-to-face conference on 17th-20th May in Dakar, Senegal. Both conferences will examine issues of violence, poverty and educational quality and their intersections with participation, climate change and health.
Consistent with the participatory vision, we hope to foster partnership among a small community of activists, practitioners, policy-makers and scholars to build a common knowledge from which to tackle these issues and to plan collectively to dismantle them. To do this, we are emphasizing participation from groups whose voices are typically less heard in this conversation and who bring unique and valuable experience to the discussion. For optimum benefit, we are limiting participation at the in-person conference to a small group of 150 people and will be using a participatory and collaborative methodology oriented toward transformative action.
These conferences are organised by the United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative (UNGEI) in collaboration with the Beyond Access team, coordinated from the Institute of Education, University of London.
To join the discussion, please visit: http://www.e4conference.org/