Child marriage allowed in 20 countries impeding the right to education, says UNESCO on International Women’s Day

7 March 2018

Only 44% of countries have made full legal commitments through international treaties to the cause of gender parity in education, according to this year’s Gender Review, published by UNESCO’s Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report on 8 March, International Women’s Day. This is the key finding of the review, which surveyed 189 States to assess whether they ensured that girls and women fully benefit from the right to education.

The Review reports that a wide range of measures to remove barriers to education for girls and to hold governments to account for gender inequalities. These include periodic review of curricula, textbooks and teacher training programmes; adequate school infrastructure including single sex sanitation facilities; increased representation of women in education leadership positions; stronger policies to tackle school-related gender based violence, and establishing codes of conduct for students and teachers.

The Gender Review with the assessment of Central Asian states can be downloaded here.
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