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Breaking down the barriers to girls' education

BREAKING DOWN THE BARRIERS TO GIRLS' EDUCATION Hindered by complex barriers ranging from social norms to geography, girls in developing countries remain more likely than boys to never learn how to read, write or do basic math. If we break down the barriers to quality education for all girls, we can unlock their potential and make important strides towards ending extreme poverty. LEFT OUT AND LEFT BEHIND 63 MILLION 2X girls were not in primary or lower-secondary school in 2013' as many girls as boys will never start school? There are approximately Only 781 MILLION 8% SCHOOL illiterate adults worldwide 75% finish of girls enter primary school in Sub-Saharan Africa secondary school 2/3 are women BENEFITS OF EDUCATING GIRLS for themselves for their families for their communițies & countries can increase a woman's earnings by 5 A child of a mother who can read is 12.2 additional school year 10% +25% +35% million 50% to live past age children could avoid becoming stunted if their mothers had a secondary education boost in agricultural output is possible by investing in girls' education in Sub-Saharan Africa higher GDP per capita is associated with each additional year of education more Girls with secondary schooling are less likely to marry as children compared to girls who have little or no education likely 6x 10 WHY AREN'T GIRLS IN SCHOOL? OF SURVEYED COUNTRIES IDENTIFIED SOCIAL & CULTURAL FACTORS which can range from prioritizing a girl's role as wife and mother to not wanting girls to be taught by men, as major barriers to girls' education " 38% TOP 10 BARRIERS TO GIRLS' EDUCATION identified by Global Partnership for Education developing country partners (2012-2016) When girls do more household chores than boys, such as fetching wood or water or caring for younger siblings, the cost of educating girls may seem higher to parents 13 The earlier a girl gets married, the lower the probability that she attends secondary school" COMPARED TO A GIRL WHO IS MARRIED AT 18: SOCIAL AND CULTURAL FACTORS A girl who gets married at 12 is A girl who gets married at 15 is 21 12 percentage points percentage points 40 BILLION less likely to to attend less likely to HOURS spent by women in rural Africa fetching water each year 14 2 EARLY MARRIAGE to attend secondary school secondary school OPPORTUNITY COST OF SCHOOLING in U000 10 111t1111It 12 4 X 20% TIMES girls in Africa miss school during menstruation cycles 15 OF ALL SCHOOL DAYS MISSED16 DAYS A YEAR LACK OF SEPARATE 4 TOILETS FOR In Yemen, 28% of cases where girls dropped out of school were decisions made by fathers due to the lack of female teachers " GIRLS & BOYS 28% 10% LACK OF FEMALE TEACHERS In 40 low- and middle-income countries, up to 10% of adolescent girls aged 15-19 experienced forced sexual intercourse or other sexual acts in school 18 VIOLENCE AT SCHOOL OR ON THE WAY TO SCHOOL girls for every 100 boys enrolled in primary school In rural Benin 1" 64 1999 DIRECT COST OF SCHOOLING Abolishing public primary school fees for all girls + Community mobilization 89 girls for every 100 boys enrolled in primary school20 2012 DISTANCE TO 8. SCHOOL In Afghanistan, for every 16 MILLION GIRLS mile of extra travel needed to get to school 21 will never start school LOW VALUE PLACED ON GIRLS' EDUCATION 22 compared to 8 million boys ENROLLMENT O DROPPED BY 19% GIRLS In sub-Saharan Africa, the poorest girls are 9x less likely to set foot in a classroom than the richest boys 28 9X O ENROLLMENT 10 POVERTY ONLY FELL BY 1% BOYS STRENGTHENING EDUCATION SYSTEMS DELIVERS RESULTS FOR GIRLS GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP for EDUCATION The Global Partnership for Education (GPE) supports countries to develop, finance, and implement gender-responsive education sector plans GPE partner developing countries have shown a a strong commitment to ensuring all girls are in school and learning, with promising results 24 From 2000 to 2012 the PERCENTAGE of GIRLS COMPLETING PRIMARY SCHOOL INCREASED IN 2000 IN 2013 Training and recruiting female teachers Separate toilets for girls and boys 69% 54% of girls completed primary school of girls completed primary school Increasing gender equality is a goal of GPE's 2016-2020 Strategy From 2000 to 2012 the number of Disbursing 30% of grant funds only once a country demonstrates significant results in equity, efficiency, and learning outcomes 22% OUT-OF-SCHOOL GIRLS Gender-sensitive textbooks DROPPED BY 22%" and teachers' guides The Global Partnership for Education supports 60+ developing countries to ensure that every child receives a quality basic education, prioritizing the poorest, most vulnerable and those living in fragile and conflict-affected countries. GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP for EDUCATION SOURCES UNESCO Institute for Statistics. Gender and Education UNESCO Institute of Statistics, 2016, view/news/twice_as_many_girls_as_boys_will_never_start_school_says_unesco_eatlas_launched_in_advance_of_international_womens_day/#.VtbzU30rK9J 2. 3. GEM/UNESCO 2015. Education for all 2000-2015: Achievements and Challenges 4. Malala Fund. Brookings Institute What works in girls' education World Bank. 2002. Returns to investment in Education 5. 6. International Center for Research on Women. Child Marriage and Education 7. GEM/UNESCO Education Counts. Towards the Millennium Development Goals 8. GEM UNESCO 2013, Education Transforms Lives (Stunting is a sign of early childhood malnutrition) 9. USAID. An educated girl has a ripple effect. 10. Patrinos and Psacharopoulos (2013), in 'How Much Have Global Problems Cost the World? 11. Global Partnership for Education. Factsheet - Girls' Education 12. Nguyen M.C. and Wodon Q. 2014 Impact of Child marriage on literacy and education attainment in Africa 13. Barbara Herz and Gene B. Sperling. 2004. "What Works in Girls' Education: Evidence and Policies from the Developing World." As referenced in http://ipdigital.usembassy gov/st/english/publication/2011/06/20110624094700aidan0.9995037.html#Note18# ixzz40MUQKqij 14. UN Water. 2015. Water for Women 15. UNESCO 2014. Puberty education & menstrual hygiene management 16. World Bank 2005. Toolkit on Hygiene Sanitation & Water in Schools: Gender Roles and Impact. 17. Ashuraey et al, 1995 Girls Education in Shabwah, The Netherlands Women's Development Programme, San'a 1995 as referenced in 18. GEM/UNESCO, UNGEI School-related gender-based violence is preventing the achievement of quality education for all 19. GEM/UNESCO Gender and EFA 2000-2015: Achievements and Challenges 20. UNESCO Institute for Statistics Database 21. Oxfam. High Stakes - Girls' education in Afghanistan 22. UNESCO Insitute of Statistics 2016 1SlQa7Bg.dpuf 23. UNESCO 2015. 24. Global Partnership for Education. Factsheet - Girls' Education %24

Breaking down the barriers to girls' education

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Learn what is keeping girls out of school and how the Global Partnership for Education is addressing these challenges


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