Putting gender equality at the heart of education
Through evidence building, coordinated advocacy and collective action the UNGEI partnership works to close the gender gap in education and unlock its transformative power so that every girl can go to school, learn and succeed.
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Why do we need gender equality in education?
The path to gender equality runs through education. When girls get the education they need, there is a ripple effect that benefits everyone. For every additional year of secondary education a girl receives she will:
Earn up to 19% more and invest 90% of this back into her family
Reduce infant mortality rates by up to 10%
Improve her country’s resilience to climate disasters by 3.2 points
Around the world, 132 million girls are out of school and millions more are in school but not learning. We’re on a mission to change that.
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As ministers convene for the 43rd session of the Human Rights Council (24 February - 20 March 2020) at the United Nations in Geneva, a new research report and policy note - Transformative political leadership to promote 12 years of quality education for all girls - are today being launched. The research is the latest to be published through the Platform for Girls’ Education as part of the Leave No...
UN Girls' Education Initiative (UNGEI)
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Step outside the gender box:
learning free from stereotypes
Gender stereotypes have no borders, and globally they are embedded in our classrooms. From a young age, children and youth are denied a safe, quality education because of prevailing gender stereotypes and expectations that dictate what they can or cannot do. Gender stereotypes perpetuate inequities in education and limit learners' future life pathways.
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A core resource package on gender in education in emergencies
When gender-responsive, quality education is available to all it has the potential to transform societies and build sustainable peace. A joint initiative from the Inter-agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE), Education Cannot Wait (ECW) and the UN Girls’ Education Initiative (UNGEI), the EiE-GenKit is a core resource package for gender in education in emergencies. The EiE-GenKit is the first resource of its kind, providing education practitioners with practical tools to promote gender-responsive programming from crisis to peace and sustainable development. The EiE-GenKit is based on extensive research and consultation with the latest resources, evidence, new tools and good practice available in one easy-to-use package. The EiE-GenKit builds on existing humanitarian processes for a streamlined approach to gender-responsive EiE. The EiE-GenKit offers tools for practical and immediate use including checklists, tipsheets and assessment templates supporting practitioners to ensure that each phase of an EiE intervention is gender-responsive. Bridging the gap between what we know about gender-responsive EiE and the tools we need to make it happen, the EiE-GenKit aims to promote improved gender and education outcomes of learners living in crises.