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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Feature campaign: Youth Leads
Youth are not only the beneficiaries of transformation in education, they are essential partners. From Australia to Zimbabwe, youth-led networks are mobilizing and working together to transform education. They have demands that must be heard. They are leading the change. Will you join the mission?
Leave No Girl Behind
The world is failing to deliver on its promise of 12 years of quality education for all children, and girls remain the most marginalized. Call on world leaders to put the furthest behind first by taking action to ensure every girl can go to school, stay in school and succeed.
Gender-based violence in schools violates the rights of millions of children to a safe and quality education. We can and we must take action to end it. Together we can make schools safe to learn.
Educate for Equality
Education is an engine driving progress for gender equality. Empowered by education, girls and women are an unstoppable force for change. Will you stand with us to #Educate4Equality?
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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.