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:
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.
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
Data from UNGEI
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
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