Facilitating Girls' Access to Quality Education: Global Findings on Tuition-Free and Compulsory Education
It has been 20 years since the international community committed to advancing equality for women around the world through the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action in 1995. Using their global datasets capturing the legal and policy contexts shaping gender rights worldwide, WORLD have created a series of policy briefs that highlight areas of progress and areas needing further improvement in education, constitutional rights, work and family, and child marriage. In this brief, they draw on their global database to identify countries that have adopted policies that contribute to ensuring that girls have equal access to education. They then examine how enrollment rates for girls have changed in the past 20 years and whether there is room for poor performing countries to adopt policies that could remove some of the barriers for girls’ education.