Publication Date: 2006
Author/Publisher: UNICEF ROSA (Region of South Asia)
One of a series of papers aimed at promoting better education in South Asia developed from the collaboration between the UNICEF Regional Office for South Asia and the UN Girls' Education Initiative and had its genesis at a Regional Meeting on Accelerating Girls' Education in South Asia in February 2005.
Huge challenges remain in increasing enrolment particularly for girls from the poorest families, the most remote areas, or the most culturally conservative settings. But South Asia’s own experience shows that when there's a will, there's a way to educate girls. The differences in performance among and within countries prove that effort matters – and can make a real impact.