Her Turn. It's time to make refugee girls' education a priority

“Her Turn”, a new report from UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, reveals that refugee girls at secondary level are only half as likely to enrol in school as their male peers, even though girls make up half of the school-age refugee population. 

Access to education is a fundamental human right. Yet, for millions of women and girls among the world’s growing refugee population, education remains an aspiration, not a reality.

Rapport GEM 2018 sur le genre

Le Résumé sur l’égalité des genres 2018, sixième édition, élaboré par l’équipe du Rapport mondial de suivi sur l’éducation, dresse le constat qu’il ne suffit pas de s’intéresser à la parité dans les taux de scolarisation, domaine dans lequel des progrès considérables sont actuellement accomplis, car l’inégalité des genres revêt beaucoup d’autres formes. Notre cadre de suivi et nos mécanismes de collecte de données doivent être plus précis afin de révéler d’autres manifestations de l’inégalité des genres dans l’éducation.

Country commitments to gender equality in education

This background paper was commissioned by the Global Education Monitoring Report team to assist in the drafting the 2018 GEM Gender Review: Accountability in education: Meeting our commitments to gender equality in education.

This paper firstly sets out the legal and political frameworks on gender equality in education to which states have committed and then describes how they have committed.

Observation générale conjointe de la Commission africaine des droits de l'Homme et du Comité africain d'experts sur les droits et le bien-être de l'enfant sur l'éradication du mariage des enfants

L'Observation générale conjointe précise la nature des obligations des États parties qui découlent de l'article 6 (b) du Protocole à la Charte africaine des droits de l'Homme et des peuples relatif aux droits des femmes en Afrique (Protocole de Maputo) et de l'article 21 (2) de la Charte Africaine des droits et du bien-être de l'enfant.

International technical guidance on sexuality education: an evidence-informed approach

Unesco: Technical guidance on sexuality education, an evidence-informed approach

Comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) plays a central role in the preparation of young people for a safe, productive, fulfilling life in a world where HIV and AIDS, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), unintended pregnancies, gender-based violence (GBV) and gender inequality still pose serious risks to their well-being.

CEDAW General Recommendation 35 on gender-based violence against women, updating general recommendation No 19

General recommendation No. 19 on violence against women, adopted by the Committee at its eleventh session in 1992, states that discrimination against women –as defined in article 1 of the Convention- includes gender-based violence, that is, ‘violence which is directed against a woman because she is a woman or that affects women disproportionately’, and, as such, is a violation of their human rights.

The ABC of gender equality in education

The ABC of Gender Equality in Education: Aptitude, Behaviour, Confidence tries to determine why 15-year-old boys are more likely than girls, on average, to fail to attain a baseline level of proficiency in reading, mathematics and science, and why high-performing 15-year-old girls still underachieve in areas such as mathematics, science and problem solving when compared to highperforming boys. In 2012, 14% of boys and 9% of girls surveyed by the PISA exercise did not attain the PISA baseline level of proficiency in any of the three core subjects.