14 March 2018

On 8 March 2018, to coincide with International Women’s Day, the Unesco GEM Report team held the worldwide launch of their 2018 Gender Review.

The main finding of the report is that only 44% of states have made a full, legal commitment, via international treaties, to achieving gender equality in education. The report also analyses the slow progress towards gender parity in education and how this can be addressed.

The report’s London launch was attended by Delphine Dorsey, Executive Coordinator of the Right to Education Initiative. Delphine participated in a panel discussion which analysed the report’s results and also examined the current problems facing women and girls in enjoying their right to education at a global level.

For more information on the right to education of women and girls, please visit the issue page on our website. The page includes information on national and international frameworks, the gender stereotypes women are subject to in trying to access education, statistics, information on international instruments, and much more.

Further, in conjunction with the Report’s launch, the Right to Education Initiative has produced an article entitled Country commitments to gender equality in education. The article sets out the legal and political frameworks on gender equality education to which states have committed, and describes how they have exercised their commitment.

The GEM Report 2018 Gender Review is available here.