Gender Equality & Education

 Social Branch:

How can education contribute towards gender equality?

Gender-based discrimination in education is both a cause and a consequence of deep-rooted disparities in society. Poverty, geographical isolation, ethnic background, disability, traditional attitudes about their status and role all undermine the ability of women and girls to exercise their rights. Harmful practices such as early marriage and pregnancy, gender-based violence, and discriminatory education laws, policies, contents and practices still prevent millions of girls form enrolling, completing and benefitting from education. -United Nations

Education Campaigns for Gender Equality

How to start a campaign:


Worldwide Campaigns



    Plan’s Because I am a Girl campaign aims to support millions of girls      to get the education, skills and support they need to transform their        lives and the world around them.  Supporting girls’ education is one        of the single best investments we can make to help end poverty.

state of the world's gilrs   The State of the World’s Girls 2014 Youth Summary Report contains
data and information on how to be part of a campaign.



Inspirational Videos and Stories from Because I am a Girl




UNGEI and partners provide personal perspectives and share ideas on the ongoing efforts to accelerate action on girls’ education and gender equality

No Girl Left Behind – Education in Africa

Data from UNGEI

UNESCO - Left behind


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 Millennium Development Goal #3
 Achieve Gender Equality and Empower Women and Girls


This the overarching gender equality goal, which encompasses parity in education, political participation, and economic empowerment

Progress towards meeting the MDGs for women and girls

UN Mozambique:  Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 3 – Achieve Gender Equality and Empower Women



Plan Because I Am a Girl, State of the World’s Girls 2014:  Pathways to Power, Creating Sustainable Change for Adolescent Girls  (Full Report)


UN Chronicle Education as the Pathway towards Gender Equality
Azza Karam  Dec 2013  A discussion of Gender Education Gaps, Gender Eqality, Equity and Human Rights, and Gender Socialization