This blog was also published on the Global Campaign for Education website
Under the overarching theme: Making the right to an inclusive, equitable, quality, free public education a reality and slogan My Education, My right(s), GCE member organizations coordinated events in more than 30 countries around the world.
This year's edition featured support from UNESCO and the UNESCO Institute for Statistics, along with the Global Partnership for Education (GPE), United Nations' Girls Education Initiative (UNGEI), Education Cannot Wait (ECW) and major international NGOs like ActionAid International, Plan International, the Global March Against Child Labour, CBM and Education International.
The coordinated events and localized interpretation of the theme encompassed several strategic areas for GCE:
- Equality and non-discrimination in education and transformative education both call for education curricula that empower individuals beyond numeracy and literacy skills
- Education in emergencies: Intensified conflict around the world is a clear impediment to the commitment and achievement of the right to education.
Overall, the 2019 GAWE promoted and defended the right to education for all - especially for the most marginalized who struggle to attain and enjoy their right to education.