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May 2021

Take part in a GEM Report workshop to discover our latest SDG 4 monitoring tool - PEER

The GEM Report team invites you to join in a one-hour virtual workshop to learn about its new online monitoring tool, Profiles Enhancing Education Reviews (PEER). PEER presents comparable, systematic and up-to date information on national education laws and policies on selected topics. The profiles contain two chapters so far. The first covers inclusion in education, the theme of the 2020 GEM Report. The second chapter covers equitable finance, with additional chapters on non-state actors and climate change also under preparation.  

Join us to explore the use of PEER as an essential tool for comparative research on policies and legislation on issues central to achieving SDG 4.  

Register for the virtual workshop on Wednesday 2 June, 15:00-16:00 CEST/09:00-10:00 EDT 

On the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia we released a new policy paper on LGBTQI exclusion in education

The policy paper 45 titled ‘Don’t look away’ was launched jointly with the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer & Intersex Youth and Student Organisation (IGLYO) on the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia with new survey findings and analysis showing unacceptably high levels of discrimination and harassment in education. The paper was launched at the Global Conference on Promoting the Rights and Inclusion of LGBTI+ Youth in Paris, co-hosted by the Mouvement d’Affirmation des Jeunes Gais, Lesbiennes, Bi & Trans (MAG), Out Right Action International, the Mairie de Paris and the Austrian Government. It was attended by Anne Hidalgo, the Mayor of Paris, as well as three French Ministers of Foreign Affairs (Jean-Yves Le Drian), Education (Jean-Michel Blanquer), and Gender Equality, Diversity and Equal Opportunities (Elisabeth Moreno), as well as Wendy Morton, Minister for European Neighbourhood and the Americas in the United Kingdom. 

The launch was also marked by the release of a Podcast with Erin Vlahović, and Matteo Bassetti, moderated by Rubén Ávila Rodríguez from IGLYO, which you can watch here.  

Request for Proposals: Spotlight Report Series on Africa - Mozambique

The GEM Report is working on a new regional report series for Africa, which will focus onuniversal basic education completion and foundational learning skills. The first report isdue for release in the Spring of 2022.  

The team is calling for proposals from organizations to carry out the research activities in Mozambique, one of the focus countries for the first edition of the series. Please submit your proposals responding to the Mozambique RfP before the deadline on 31st May 2021.

GEM Report recent and upcoming events

11 May Advancing gender equality and inclusion in education in Latin America and the Caribbean  

17 May Global Conference on Promoting the Rights and Inclusion of LGBTI Youth 

26 May European Agency Biannual meeting of Country Representatives 

27 May Guest lecture 2020 GEM Report inclusion and education, University of Montreal  

27 May Is Africa on track to achieving SDG 4 and CESA objectives? - Education International webinar  

2 June Consultation on 2021/2 GEM Report with the Global Action on Disability Network Inclusive Education Working Group 

2 June PEER Workshop: Facilitating peer learning and policy dialogue on core SDG 4 issues 

7 June Sub-regional launch of 2021 regional report on inclusion and education in Central and Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia 

29 June Teachers as agents for change for inclusive education – Central and Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia regional webinar 


Keep an eye on the GEM Report's events calendar for further details. 

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