Promoting gender equality in education through mentoring

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Addressing gender inequality is a crucial aspect of any development work. This is particularly the case with regards to education. Equal access to education is the foundation for all other development goals. Not only is it a fundamental right that should be available to all children, female and male, in order to give them the best possible chance of realizing their potential and supporting themselves as independent adults, but also, a clear link has been established between educating girls and the future wellbeing of themselves and their families, socially, economically, and in terms of health. In recognition of this, while most of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) face a deadline of 2015, the gender parity in education target (the third MDG) was set to be achieved a full ten years earlier.

 

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