The Global Action Week for Education is a crucial moment in the global civil society calendar. Each year, worldwide, members of local and international NGOs come together, under one umbrella, to raise global education demands that ensure governments play their part in implementing quality public education for all.
This year is no different. The Global Action Week for Education 2019, under the slogan “My Education, My Right(s)" once again united civil society organizations, trade unions, local and regional partners and ensure the timely delivery of free quality education for all, as well as called for tangible steps to monitor and implement the Sustainable Development Goal 4.
In the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, the event could not have been more timely. “Making the right to an inclusive, equitable, quality, free public education a reality” was a theme that encompasses several focus areas of GCE’s Strategic Plan, and most critically, the right to education in emergencies and conflict areas.