Displacement can exacerbate gender inequality in education – Education Article

The effects of migration and displacement are usually considered to be the same for men and women. However, this is often not the case. It is important to recognize how gender relations in both origin and host communities influence women’s and men’s experiences as migrants and refugees. This blog reflects on issues related to displacement. New GEM Report analysis on the intersections between gender, education, migration and displacement is shared today on International Women’s Day and will be discussed at…

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What does the ‘feminization of migration’ mean for migrant women and their education? – Education Article

The effects of migration and displacement are usually considered to be the same for men and women. However, this is often not the case. It is important to recognize how gender relations in both origin and host communities influence women’s and men’s experiences as migrants and refugees. This blog reflects on issues related to migration. New GEM Report analysis on the intersections between gender, education, migration and displacement is being discussed today at a side event in New York during…

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Roxana, a Romanian student on an Erasmus exchange programme, “learned to look beyond stereotypes” – Education Article

This content comes from our newly released interactive youth version of the 2019 GEM Report. The EU’s higher education strategy includes a target for at least 20% of graduates to experience part of their study or training abroad. Erasmus is the largest and most prominent student mobility programme in the world. Participants study up to 12 months in another European country, which home institutions recognize towards students’ degrees. Evaluations of the programme suggest a positive effect on employment, career opportunities…

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The Global Compact on Migration: looking on the bright side – Education Article

Last week, 163 countries signed the Global Compact on Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration. Most of the media coverage and commentary has been about those not signing or those threatening not to sign. The prime ministers of Belgium and Denmark took part in the opening debate at the Inter-governmental Conference in Marrakech on December 10, but it was the political upheavals in their countries that grabbed the attention. In Belgium, the government has been on the verge of collapsing. In…

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I have the qualifications and 16 years of experience. Why can’t I find a job? – Education Article

Beata, a qualified and experienced Polish teacher emigrated to the UK so that her children could learn English, but never managed to get a job there, not even as a teaching assistant. Beata holds a Master’s degree in pedagogy, 16 years’ teaching experience, a Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English, and a diploma in the methodology of teaching English. She taught English at high-school level in Poland. Before coming to the UK, she had her qualifications recognized by the National…

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