Raise your voice for gender equality in education

IIEP e-Forum - 26 March to 6 April 2012

Interactive map of forum participants

Despite the continuing commitment of the international community, global figures on girls’ education make it all too clear that many urgent challenges remain to be addressed:

  • some 39 million girls are still out of school;
  • women represent two-thirds of the world’s 796 million illiterate adults;
  • only one-third of countries have achieved gender parity at secondary level.

Among the recommendations of the International Institute for Educational Planning’s (IIEP) evidence-based Policy Forum held in October 2011 was to ensure ongoing collaboration with a variety of actors on gender equality issues. The Institute has therefore organized a two-week e-Forum of the same name to further expand the knowledge exchange on gender differences in student learning achievement at the school and classroom level, and gender equality in relation to educational leadership in planning and management.

Please consult this webpage for daily and weekly updates on the ongoing discussions.

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