Category Archives: Equality

School-Related Gender-Based Violence impedes gender equality

Today marks the start of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign, coordinated by the United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative. This year’s theme, From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World: Make Education Safe for All, … Continue reading

Posted in Equality, Gender, Human rights, Learning, Out-of-school children, parity, SRGBV, Teachers, violence | 3 Comments

Education can break the bonds of child marriage.

By Marcos Delprato, GMR researcher The GMR showed in 2013 that there would be 14% fewer child marriages if all girls had primary education. There would be 64% fewer births if they had secondary education. Continuing on this analysis, a study … Continue reading

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Education is indispensable in strengthening the bonds that hold communities and societies together.

The GMR is based at UNESCO headquarters in Paris and, while none of the Report team was directly affected by the weekend’s tragic events, a black mark has been left on us all. The impact is felt even more as … Continue reading

Posted in Adult education, Africa, Arab States, Asia, Basic education, Citizenship, Conflict, Equality, Equity, fragile states, immigration, Marginalization, refugees, school violence, sdg, sdgs, Skills, Sustainable development | Tagged , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Understanding context in Paraguay to promote gender equality

Yesterday we held a Paris launch for our new report: Gender and EFA 2000-2015: Achievements and challenges. It was well attended by Ministers of Education from Niger, Paraguay, Morocco and Sweden, by the US Ambassador to UNESCO and the Director … Continue reading

Posted in Equality, Equity, Gender, Marginalization, Millennium Development Goals, Out-of-school children, sdgs | 3 Comments

A Data Revolution for Education 2030

By Jordan Naidoo, Director of Education at UNESCO, and Sylvia Montoya, Director of the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS). The fourth Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) is a global dream about quality education for all children, youth and adults. But this ambitious … Continue reading

Posted in Equality, Equity, Learning, Literacy, mdgs, Millennium Development Goals, Out-of-school children, parity, Post-2015 development framework, Poverty, Quality of education, sdg, sdgs | 6 Comments

Gender equality – it can’t yet be counted but it most certainly counts

By Aaron Benavot, Director of the EFA Global Monitoring Report, and Nicole Bella, Senior Statistician and Policy Analyst at the EFA Global Monitoring Report. This week, we launched the 2015 EFA GMR Gender Summary in time for International Day of the Girl … Continue reading

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Don’t be gender blind. Take a moment to understand gender gaps in education.

It may surprise many that, in global terms, girls make up just 52% of out of primary school age children. At the secondary level there are actually fewer girls out of school than boys. When averaging out the gender parity … Continue reading

Posted in Adult education, Africa, Arab States, Asia, Basic education, Equality, Equity, Gender, Latin America, Learning, Out-of-school children, parity, Post-2015 development framework, Primary school, Quality of education, Secondary school | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments