Tag Archives: Gender

A woman has won the ‘Nobel prize for mathematics’ for the first time

  The 2019 Abel Prize, also known as the ‘Nobel prize for mathematics’ was won by Karen Uhlenbeck last Tuesday, the first woman to ever receive the award. The award makes her one of the pioneers for women mathematicians, alongside … Continue reading

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What does the ‘feminization of migration’ mean for migrant women and their education?

The effects of migration and displacement are usually considered to be the same for men and women. However, this is often not the case. It is important to recognize how gender relations in both origin and host communities influence women’s … Continue reading

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Displacement can exacerbate gender inequality in education

The effects of migration and displacement are usually considered to be the same for men and women. However, this is often not the case. It is important to recognize how gender relations in both origin and host communities influence women’s … Continue reading

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Malaysia says it will redress the gender bias in its textbooks

Last year, social media helped call out an infographic being studied by nine year olds in a Year 2 health and physical education textbook in Malaysia showing that girls should protect their modesty or risk being shamed and having their … Continue reading

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Tanzania has suspended family planning commercials in the country ‘with immediate effect’

At the end of September, the government of the United Republic of Tanzania announced to international agencies that they should “stop with immediate effect airing and publishing any family planning contents in any media channels” running any family planning content … Continue reading

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Promoting changes in gender norms in Latin America: why boys’ education matters

In Latin America, discussions on education and gender take a different form. Here, as discussed during a recent UNESCO convened workshop for key education stakeholders in Brasilia, the gender gap is at the expense of boys particularly at the secondary … Continue reading

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Literacy skills gaps: how do they change over time by wealth and by gender?

While there is a focus internationally on measuring literacy and numeracy skills at age 15, as captured in the OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), at least two aspects are neglected in debates on learning achievement. First, literacy and … Continue reading

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