WAVE Ambassador, Elaine Butler, attended UNESCO’s 4th Asia-Pacific Meeting on Education 2030 in Bangkok in July. The focus was on the Sustainable Development Goal 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all. Elaine’s presentation at the pre-meeting was titled: 'Gender equality and social inclusion in education and training: leveraging Agenda 2030 goals and policies for inclusive futures through TVET'. Here is her report.
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What about the arts sector if we’re going to support the construction sector?
In construction for every million dollars invested you get between 0.9 and 1.3 jobs. In the arts sector, you get nine jobs. It’s a $14.7 billion dollar industry employing 119,000 people, half of them women, in construction it’s only 14% women.
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