Though we have seen impressive gains in access to education in the last 15 years, we know that millions have been left behind both inside and outside the classroom. And yet a good quality education, from early childhood through upper secondary, is crucial to achieving the collective vision for a sustainable future set out in the draft sustainable development agenda AND the individual visions of a better future held by millions of girls around the world.
This paper has been produced for the UN Women flagship report Progress of the World’s Women 2015-2016. The paper elaborates on the four-dimensional approach to equality and how it can be used to evaluate the impact of social and economic policies on women to determine how to make the economy 'work for women' and advance gender equality.
The year 2015 marks the 24th year of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign, initiated in 1991 and coordinated by the Center for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL). Participation in the Campaign has seen over 5,478 organizations, policymakers, governments, UN agencies and countless individuals from over 180 countries worldwide.
Today's challenges for girls' education - Background paper for Oslo Summit on Education for Development
Over the last 25 years, there have been large gains in girls’ education, and we as a global community can congratulate ourselves for the real progress that has been made. Despite this progress, our research shows that there are hotspots in the world where girls are not getting a quality education.