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Girls Education (GWA presentation)

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Maki Hayashikawa

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Where do we stand?
but, progress is not fast enough
There are multiple layers of obstacles
UNESCO's initiatives on
Girls' and Women's Education

What is at stake?
Girls' and women's education contributes to:
- improved health & nutrition,
- delayed marriage,
- lower fertility rate,
- children's education,
- HIV/AIDS prevention,
- higher income,
- better employment,
and the advancement of all MDGs and many other developmental outcomes
Girls' and women's education:
significant progress has been made
Girls' and women's education is everyone's business
Investing in girls' and women's education is not only a right thing to do,
but is a smart thing to do.
Girls make up more than half of the 126 million children out of school
Women represent 64% of 774 million adults lacking basic literacy and numeracy skills
A girl from a poor family, living in a rural area experiences the greatest disadvantage in learning opportunities
68 countries have not reached gender parity > in 60 girls are disadvantaged
1/2 number of girls out of school than in 1999

20 million fewer adolescent girls out of school than in 1999
- Focus on adolescent girls education and women's literacy
Global Partnership for Girls and Women's Education for Gender Equality
(Launched on 26 May 2011)
- Supported by Private-Public Partnership
Aims to raise visibility on the importance of gender equality in education, by mobilizing private sector partnership and high-level political support to create a favorable policy environment for girls and women's education and gender equality
- Mobilizing high level advocacy for policy transformation
Pakistan : mobile-based literacy programme for 1,250 illiterate women (w/ Mobilink)
Lesotho & Kenya: gender sensitive teacher training programmes
(w/GEMS Education)
Ethiopia & Tanzania: Addressing girls drop-out in lower secondary education (w/ Packard Foundation)
Projects through partnership
Senegal: Literacy programmes for 40,000 girls and women through ICTs (w/Procter & Gamble)
Nine stories, nine girls, nine countries (Afghanistan, Egypt, Peru, Nepal, India, Sierra Leone, Ethiopia, Cambodia and Haiti).
Produced by Intel Corporation and CNN Films, with the support of UNESCO, “Girl Rising” shows the power of education to change the world. The film is part of 10x10, an international campaign for girls’ education
Since 2010, private sector partnerships with Nokia, Procter and Gamble, GEMS education, Microsoft, and the Packard Foundation.
Let us meet Ruksana from Kolkata, India
a Girl + Education = Better Life , Better Future
Obstacles: educational, economic, socio-cultural
Girls' and women's education is a human right and a development imperative.

Gender inequality in education is a violation of human rights.


Investing in girls and women's education is
a Winning Equation:
Three dimensions of gender equality
TO education (ACCESS):
-equal opportunities to attend school

IN education (PROCESS):
- equality in the teaching/learning process
- equality in treatment by teachers, parents
- equality in expectation in achievement, promotion

THROUGH education (OUTCOMES):
- equality of learning achievement
- equality of job opportunities and earnings
New partnership with the Government of Pakistan
A high-level advocacy event in support of girls’ right to education (10 Dec 2012), in solidarity with Malala Yousafzai, and in support of the right to education for millions of girls around the world.
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