Tag Archives: Gender

School-related gender-based violence impedes inclusive education of good quality

English / Español By Constanza Ginestra, Nicole Bella and Matthias Eck in the GEM Report team Today we celebrate the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against women, something which also takes place in educational settings. Today is also the start … Continue reading

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Education policies and practices continue to fail girls over early pregnancy

English / Español By Nicole Bella, Matthias Eck and Constanza Ginestra Early pregnancy has been identified as a critical driver of school dropout and exclusion, especially for girls. Twenty-five years ago, the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, a landmark … Continue reading

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First generation graduate Bharati Date: A village girl in India now on course to become a government officer

This story is part of a campaign run by the GEM Report, #Iamthe1stgirl, to accompany the launch of the 2020 GEM Gender Report. The campaign tells the stories of many girls who were the first in their family to graduate, … Continue reading

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First generation graduate Tai Phalke: A village girl in India, who now works as an engineer

This story is part of a campaign run by the GEM Report, #Iamthe1stgirl, to accompany the launch of the 2020 GEM Gender Report. The campaign tells the stories of many girls who were the first in their family to graduate, … Continue reading

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First generation graduate Tsogo Bakamoso: from a South African township to a leader helping other children access education

This story is part of a campaign run by the GEM Report, #Iamthe1stgirl, to accompany the launch of the 2020 GEM Gender Report. The campaign tells the stories of many girls who were the first in their family to graduate, … Continue reading

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First Generation Graduates

These are the stories of girls who are the first in their family to graduate. They were collected by the GEM Report as part of a campaign, #Iamthe1stgirl, to accompany the launch of the 2020 Gender Report, aiming to demonstrate … Continue reading

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There has been a huge leap forward in girls’ education over the past 25 years

English / Español Our 2020 Gender Report, released today, shows that 180 million more girls have enrolled in primary and secondary education since the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, a landmark commitment to advance the rights of girls and … Continue reading

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Breaking the glass ceiling in teacher recruitment

By Nicole Bella and Matthias Eck Worldwide, many countries lack sufficient numbers of teachers. Those teachers working are often not qualified and trained to ensure quality education and learning. But, while having enough highly qualified teachers is a key issue, … Continue reading

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How traditional gender narratives can be used to advocate for girls’ and women’s education

By Emily LeRoux-Rutledge, Lecturer in Social Psychology, University of the West of England “Education is very important for girls, women and for everyone. Education is the thing that will develop our country, and without education, the country will never go … Continue reading

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Learning crisis and girls’ education in Afghanistan

By M Niaz Asadullah, Professor of Development Economics at the University of Malaya, Malaysia A recent GEM Report blog based on WIDE data highlighted  Afghanistan as one of “the bottom ten countries for girls’ education” in three dimensions: (i) mean … Continue reading

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