Learning and resources on gender in education
Social Norms and Girls’ Education in Sierra Leone
Harmful social norms are at the root of girls’ low education opportunities. Perceptions around gender roles and the value of girls’ ’education are keeping girls from claiming their rights and reaching their full potential. This GCI summary report includes the findings of a study undertaken by UNGEI and Dalberg on social norms and girls’ education in Sierra Leone. The community-based research looked into the social determinants, norms, and perceptions hampering girls' education in Sierra Leone and identified positive pathways to transform social norms and help girls and boys fulfil their dreams.