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Technical Presentation: Gender and Girls Education


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Ms. Nora Fyles

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Technical Presentation: Gender and Girls Education

  1. 1. Gender and Girls’ Education
  2. 2. Sustainable Development Goal 4: • By 2030, ensure that all girls and boys complete free, equitable and quality primary and secondary education leading to relevant and effective learning outcomes • ‘Leave no one behind’ yg
  3. 3. Closing the gender gap in schools: one of the biggest education successes since 2000 52 million fewer girls out of school © UNICEF/NYHQ2015-2131/Grile
  4. 4. No country in sub-Saharan Africa has achieved gender parity in both primary and secondary education In Africa 16.7 million girls are out of school in the region, 9.3 million of which will never set foot in a classroom © UNICEF/NYHQ2015-0770/Bindra
  5. 5. In Sub-Saharan Africa, 75 percent of girls start primary school but only 8 percent finish secondary school Staying in and completing school remains a challenge
  6. 6. Poorest girls are being left behind
  7. 7. Rural students, especially girls are further behind
  8. 8. Gender discrimination holds girls back • Child Marriage • Early pregnancy • SRGBV • Household work
  9. 9. Ugandan adolescent girls still at risk 2/3 of all new HIV Infections 58% suffered sexual violence 1 in 4 girls is married 1 in 4 girls has at least 1 child
  10. 10. What works for girls? Considerations for Uganda • Address costs especially for rural girls – Ensure education must be free – really free • Make every year count – – Start on time; target transitions • Focus on adolescent girls and their issues; – Work to eliminate child marriage, reduce early pregnancies and end SRGBV • Support teachers to address gender inequality; build women education leaders
  11. 11. A journey toward gender equality in education