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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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.