New publication on the impacts of privatisation on girls' right to education
With the current realities of global poverty, climate change and increasing inequality presenting a challenging environment for the achievement of sustainable development, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development provides an opportunity to meet the vision of addressing inequality and poverty. During the establishment of the SDGs, feminist made efforts to ensure the agenda works in the best interests of women and girls. Gender equality features strongly in the 2030 Agenda under SDG 5 on gender equality and throughout other goals, including SDG 4 on quality education. Open Society for Southern Africa’s 7th edition of the BUWA, Transformative Education: the Africa we need by 2030, questions what policy, governance and programming is required for education to play an effective role in achieving social justice.
Ashina Mstumi and Zizipho Zondani of GI-ESCR contribute the dangers of corporate power to the realisation of girls' right to education. This article presents findings of human rights organisations and academics on the impacts of privatisation on girls’ and women’s right to education. It addresses the question of how corporatized education can result in discrimination and restrict education for the vulnerable and economically disadvantaged, looking in particular at the impact this has on girls and women.
Veronica Otuko Dzaegu of Ghana National Education Campaign Coalition also writes on privatisation on education in, The impact of privatisation of education on gender inequality, with a case study on Ghana.