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Global Education Monitoring Gender Report 2019: Building bridges for gender equality

The 2019 Gender Report is based on a monitoring framework which, in addition to focusing on gender parity in education participation, attainment and learning achievement, examines broad social and economic contexts (gender norms and institutions) and key education system characteristics (laws and policies, teaching and learning practices, learning environments, and resources). The framework explores the relationship between education and selected social and economic outcomes and is informed by a discussion of intersections between gender, education, migration and displacement. Outlining a range of approaches taken to address priority areas in girls’ education, the report then analyses the extent to which education sector plans in 20 countries with wide disparity at girls’ expense envisage adopting and scaling up such approaches. This analysis supports a widely recognised need for gender-responsive education sector planning.



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The limitations of data collection and monitoring mechanisms around school-related gender-based violence (SRGBV) are widely acknowledged. This guide provides a framework to guide policy makers and practitioners in designing school violence prevention programmes and strengthening response actions. The prevention model is based on eight evidence-based standards and is accompanied by a monitoring approach with a set of proposed indicators at school, district and national levels. The goal is to enable implementation strategies to be adapted and monitored in order to improve data collection and accountability around incidents of SRGBV at the school, district and national levels.

Missed opportunities: the high cost of not educating girls

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.

UNGEI Strategic Directions: 2018-2023

This document describes UNGEI’s vision, goals, and objectives for 2018-2023. It also details mechanisms for measuring progress as UNGEI helps set the international agenda through advocacy, policy dialogue, promoting evidence-based solutions, and sharing good practice for advancing girls’ education and gender equality.