Gender and EFA 2000-2015: achievements and challenges

published 26 May 2016 updated 26 May 2016

UNESCO and the United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative (UNGEI) jointly released a gender summary of the Education for All (EFA) Global Monitoring Report (GMR).The report shows that fewer than half of countries have achieved gender parity in 2015, leaving sixty-two million girls still being denied their right to a basic education. It tells the story of gender progress over the past 15 years, one of the more positive stories for education since 2000, with 52 million fewer girls out of school and 29 more countries with gender parity now than then. However, there remain persistent barriers to gender parity that have still left fewer than half of countries with gender imbalances in the classroom.

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