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Côte d' Ivoire: Background

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Armed conflict between the Government and rebel forces has continued for years. Thousands have fled their homes, most taking refuge in government-controlled areas in the south, overwhelming the health and education services available there.


UNGEI in action

A girls’ education working group has been created at the national level, and an UNGEI partnership was launched in September 2006. Activities include:

  • Strengthening community participation to promote girls’ education and reduce gender disparities.
  • Providing advocacy to involve political and religious leaders in the promotion of girls’ education.

Barriers to girls’ education

  • Poverty
  • Female genital mutilation/cutting
  • Child marriage
  • Pregnancy
  • Prioritization of education for boys.


At the national level, UNICEF works closely with the Ministry of Education. Key UN partners include the Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the Population Fund (UNFPA). There are also collaborative partnerships with national non-governmental organizations, Réseau Ouest et Centre Africain de Recherche en Education (ROCARE) and Save the Children.

UNGEI within other national and international frameworks

The Common Country Assessment (CCA) and the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) exist at the national level.


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