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Unlocking the gender

We are a global partnership dedicated

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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Launching today - new research reviewing global evidence on how political leadership can be leveraged for girls' education. The research is the latest to be published through the Leave No Girl Behind Campaign - a global call to action for 12 years of quality education for all girls.

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Feature campaign: Youth Leads

Transform Education

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?

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Guidance, manuals & handbooks

INEE Guidance Note on Gender

Produced in partnership with the Inter-agency Network on Education in Emergencies (INEE), the Guidance Note on Gender is designed to equip practitioners working in emergency contexts to ensure education programming is gender-responsive. A quick reference tool filled with case studies, insights and experiences from a range of partners, this new edition reflects an evolving landscape of increasingly protracted crises and strengthened coordination mechanisms.

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