Global Working Group to End SRGBV
UNESCO Global Education Monitoring Report and UNGEI launch the 2018 Gender Review entitled ‘Meeting 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 >
This week, thousands of gender equality advocates are arriving in Vancouver for the 2019 Women Deliver Conference for the purpose of sharing knowledge, experiences and ideas to accelerate progress for girls and women everywhere. The conference theme: Power. Progress. Change.
In partnership with the Akilah Institute, ICRW, Brookings Institution, ILO and UNICEF, UNGEI is co-hosting a special one-day symposium in Washington D.C. on galvanising education, skills, and employment opportunities for women and girls around the world.
A global learning symposium on school-related gender-based violence (SRGBV) is taking place this week in Johannesburg, South Africa. Bringing together delegates from across the Eastern and Southern Africa region, the symposium will facilitate the sharing of strategies and approaches to addressing SRGBV.
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.