Global Campaign for Education

Global Action Week is the most campaign intensive part of the Global Campaign for Education (GCE) calendar with national educational coalitions preparing for up to nine months in advance to ensure that the week has maximum impact on decision makers. Since its inception, Global Action Week participation has grown from 2 million people in 2003 to over 15 million in 2010.

Global Action Week 2011 took place from 02-08 May 2011. The 2011 focus was women's and girls' education. This year it is of utmost importance that we put our efforts together in raising our voices on women and girls and to be able to do this we have prepared a simple action which we hope will not only mobilize the masses, but also get policy makers to make important decisions for the future.

The Global Monitoring Report 2010 notes that 54% of the world’s 72 million primary aged children not enrolled in school are girls. Aiming to change this, this year the campaign will focus on women and girls right to education.

Global Campaign for Education is a world-wide campaign with a primary goal of bringing the issue of education to the fore. The campaign has been organized annually since 2001. The most intensive part of the GCE campaign is a Global Action Week. National educational coalitions prepare for up to 9 months in advance to ensure that the week has maximum impact on decision makers. Since its inception, Global Action Week participation has grown from 2 million people in 2003 to over 14 million in 2009.


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