Leave No Child Behind: Invest in the Early Years Report Summary by Light for the World, Open Society Foundations, International Disability and Development Consortium, Early Childhood Development Action Network, Global Campaign for Education, and Global Campaign for Education-US.
The report begins by highlighting the Sustainable Development Goals where inclusive early childhood education is at the root. Key findings and policy recommendations reflected on funding are discussed globally and with a specific focus on Burkina Faso, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Washington, D.C. (January 18, 2019) – Global Campaign for Education welcomed the signing into law of the Protecting Girls’ Access to Education in Vulnerable Settings Act by President Trump on January 14. GCE-US, together with partners including Girl Up and JRS/USA , supported this legislation since it was introduced in 2017.
On Wednesday, January 9th, the Women’s Entrepreneurship and Economic Empowerment Act (WEEE Act) was successfully signed into law. The bipartisan legislation was led in the House of Representatives by former Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA) and Rep. Lois Frankel (D-FL), and sponsored in the Senate by John Boozman (R-AR) and Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD).
"In January 2015, the World Assembly of the Global Campaign for Education formally recognised the need to represent and include youth-led movements more formally in its structure. Many of our members already work in partnership with youth-led organisations, and it was time to give them the place they deserve in the global education civil society movement.
This year, the GCE goes one step further by hosting a Youth Caucus during our World Assembly in November.
The idea? Let the Youth exchange and debate, and have their voice heard in the definition of GCE’s new strategic plan and policy positions." From the Global Campaign for Education
On July 18, 2018, USAID released a draft of the new U.S. Government Strategy on International Basic Education and opened up a window for feedback from the public. Global Campaign for Education-US (GCE-US) and our coalition partners collaborated to propose recommendations for the U.S. Government International Education Strategy, which outlines plans for the implementation of the READ Act.
Global Campaign for Education-US applauds USAID and all government agencies involved in the development of the whole of government education strategy. In particular, we applaud the focus on inclusion, specifically for children with disabilities, girls and marginalized groups, the references to alignment and coordination with multilateral partners, the focus on education in conflict and crisis settings, the inclusion of early childhood education, and the commitment to data and reporting. GCE-US has outlined key points from the U.S. Government Strategy on International Basic Education and incorporated our topline recommendations for the whole of U.S. Government Strategy on International Basic Education. Please view a full summary of GCE-US recommendations here.
In July, the Global Campaign for Education-US has the opportunity to speak on multiple panels for the Global Scholars program which operates through American University. It is essential to have discussions concerning advocacy for younger generations and to remember to empower and support our youth as they continue on their journey towards advocacy work. Young people such as the students participating in the Global Scholars program are a part of the future generation who will one day shape the world we live in. Let’s empower them.