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Turkey has made significant progress towards universal primary education, with an average annual rate of increase for girls of 1.09 per cent between 1980 and 2001. Yet a significant gender gap persists in both attendance and enrolment. The country will need to step up its overall average annual rate of increase and maintain current momentum for girls if the Goal is to be met by 2015.

Key Partnerships in
Girls’ Education

The following organizations are among those working together to advance girls’ education in Turkey: European Union, Mother and Child Education Foundation and Turkish Radio and Television Institution, in addition to the United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative partners.