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Women and girls

 

©Jack Picone/ActionAid
©Jack Picone/ActionAid
Girls make up for more than 50% of those 75 million children currently denied primary education, and women form the vast majority of the 776 million illiterate persons worldwide.

The EFA gender equality goal for 2005 was missed by a long shot and we are hardly likely to get there by 2015.

Without access to education, these women and girls will never claim their rights and will never have the power to make their own choices, securing a life of dignity for themselves and their daughters. Broken societies will never heal and economies never develop without education for all women and girls - it is that simple!

We have tried to highlight a few issues surrounding gender and the right to education under the following headings:

Issues

"Territory size is proportional the world distribution of the excess male over female enrolment in primary education".© Copyright 2006 SASI Group (University of Sheffield) and Mark Newman (University of Michigan).
"Territory size is proportional the world distribution of the excess male over female enrolment in primary education".© Copyright 2006 SASI Group (University of Sheffield) and Mark Newman (University of Michigan).

Duty bearers and rights holders

Actors and best practices

Legal framework

Systems for mobilisation

Resources and links

You may also be interested in the following:

UNGEI

UNGEI Conference "Engendering Empowerment: Education and Equality"

EFA

MDGs

Gender responsive budgeting

Case study: The case of adolescent and pregnant girls in Tanzania