Category Archives: STEM

Getting more girls into science, technology, engineering and mathematics degree courses

It may sound improbable but only 4% of countries have achieved gender parity in tertiary education. But, unlike primary education, there tend to be more females than males enrolling in higher education institutions with the exception of sub-Saharan Africa. Yet, … Continue reading

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A global framework to measure digital literacy

By Manos Antoninis, Director of the Global Education Monitoring Report, and Silvia Montoya, Director of the UNESCO Institute for Statistics From the cocoa farmer in Ghana using a mobile phone to market crops to the nurse in Sweden using telehealth … Continue reading

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Stepping up the pace towards gender equality in education through stronger accountability

International Women’s Day is a global celebration of the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women everywhere. It also acts as a reminder that although much has been accomplished around the world, there is a long way to go … Continue reading

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‘Cracking the code’ to end gender disparities in STEM

By Justine Sass, UNESCO Girls and women are significantly underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) professions worldwide, a divide rooted in girls’ earliest days of socialization and schooling and one that a groundbreaking UNESCO report aims to address. … Continue reading

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Hidden figures: showing the importance of women in science

Tomorrow is the second year of celebrating the new UN Day on Girls and Women in Science. This subject seems to be picking up steam. It has even hit the big time – featuring in a blockbuster Hollywood film, Hidden Figures, about … Continue reading

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