Get ready for Global Action Week! (2 - 8 May)
The 2011 Global Action Week (GAW) on Education for All (EFA) will take place from 2 to 8 May. This year, the campaign will focus on the theme of "Girls' and Women's Education", a UNESCO priority. The core campaign activity will be "The Big Story" around which many other activities will be organized. GAW is an opportunity to galvanize strong political support to achieve gender-related goals in education.
GAW is an annual event organized by the Global Campaign for Education (GCE), a coalition of NGOs and teacher unions in more than 150 countries, in order to raise awareness of the EFA movement. UNESCO has been an active supporter of GAW since its inception and actively encourages its partners and networks to organize and participate in activities.
The 2011 GAW is part of a sequence of important international events for gender equality and EFA in general, such as the 55th Commission on the Status of Women (22 February - 4 March 2011); the celebration of International Women's Day (8 March); the 10th meeting of the High-Level Group on EFA (Jomtien, Thailand, 22-24 March 2011) and the 2011 ECOSOC Annual Ministerial Review (Geneva, Switzerland, 4 - 8 July 2011). World Teachers’ Day (5 October) will also focus on gender.