Global Working Group to End SRGBV
UNESCO Global Education Monitoring Report and UNGEI launch the 2018 Gender Review entitled 慚eeting our commitments to gender equality in education? Read the report >>
Education unions in eastern and southern Africa are taking action to end gender based violence in and around schools. Join their campaign by following the hashtag #UnionsSpeak! Learn more here >>
UNESCO releases 2017/18 Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report 'Accountability in education: Meeting our commitments' Report highlights here >>
GPE and UNGEI are pleased to launch the 'Guidance for Developing Gender-Responsive Education Sector Plans'. Download and read about the Guidance in our latest blog. More here >>
The Campaign for Female Education (Camfed) is dedicated to fighting poverty and AIDS in rural communities in Africa by educating girls.See All Partners >
As ministers convene for the twelfth Commonwealth Women抯 Affairs Ministers Meeting in Nairobi, a new policy note - Gender-Responsive Education Sector Planning ?a pathway to gender equality in education - is being launched today through the Platform for Girls?Education as part of the Leave No Girl Behind Campaign.
The?span style="color: black;">Declaration on Gender Equality and Women抯 Empowerment爄ssued at the G7 Leaders?Summit in Biarritz, France, builds new momentum in efforts to ensure education for all children as well as powerful support for the?span style="color: black;">Gender at the Center Initiative.
Under the theme, 慓irlForce: Unscripted and Unstoppable? International Day of the Girl will this year celebrate achievements by, with and for girls since the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and passage of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.?/span>
This report estimates the global impact of depriving girls of education as well as showing how educational attainment can affect their life chances and choices, and the outcomes of this at an individual, family and community level. Its findings show the transformative power of education for girls in six areas: (1) earnings and standards of living, (2) child marriage and early childbearing, (3) fertility and population growth, (4) health, nutrition and well-being, (5) agency and decision-making, and (6) social capital and institutions. Findings indicate that limited educational opportunities for girls and barriers to completing 12 years of education cost countries between $15 trillion and $30 trillion dollars in lost lifetime productivity and earnings. The report also finds that primary education is not enough. Across many indicators, benefits from primary education only are limited.