Tag Archives: equity

Gender stereotypes in Bangladeshi school textbooks

By M Niaz Asadullah, Samia Huq, Kazi Mukitul Islam and Zaki Wahhaj* Education is widely considered an effective means to address the socioeconomic challenges that women face around the world and a key Sustainable Development target. Yet girls systematically lag … Continue reading

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Peru has a new ‘rose-tinted’ curriculum

The UN congratulated Peru last week for its new education curriculum, in effect since the 1st January this year, which aims to improve gender equality. The change has been long needed,  as is the case for many other countries in … Continue reading

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Vivian Onano: We each have a role to play in achieving gender equality

By Vivian Onano, for International Day of the Girl Child My name is Vivian Onano, partnerships Manager at SEED Project, Global Youth Ambassador at WaterAid and Women Deliver Young Leader.  I was honored and delighted to be a part of … Continue reading

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Education leading for gender equality

In the second of three blogs marking the launch of the new 2016 GEM Report Gender Review, we look at the relationship between education, leadership, gender equality, and participation in public and private spheres. Until women and men have equal … Continue reading

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Working equality into employment

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development recognises that gender equality and women’s empowerment are critical for achieving our goals. In this series of three blogs marking the launch of the new 2016 GEM Report Gender Review, we look at education … Continue reading

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Gender bias is rife in textbooks

By Aaron Benavot, Director of the GEM Report and Catherine Jere, University of East Anglia Today, on International Women’s day, we are investigating the persistence of gender bias in textbooks, and reminding policy makers that until it is addressed girls’ … Continue reading

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Good news: Gender equality due to make its way into the global education indicators

This blog celebrates the expectation that there will be a new indicator proposed to monitor target 4.7 on sustainable development and global citizenship from the one currently listed in the reports by the Inter-Agency and Expert Group. Moreover, it is expected that … Continue reading

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