Forced marriage: A brutal barrier to a child’s education

Abusing a child’s human rights by forcing them into marriage is a global problem that spreads far across different cultures, ethnicities and religions. With 1 in 5 girls in the world said to be married before turning 18, the issue is as hidden as it is serious. Worldwide gender inequality permeates harmful traditions, silencing young girls and confining their bodies to a lifelong struggle of grooming.

9 Novembre 2018

'I Will Never Go Back to School' - The impact of attacks on education for Nigerian women and girls

Attacks on education by the insurgent group Boko Haram have caused horrific and long-term suffering for female students and teachers in northeastern Nigeria. Boko Haram has abducted over 600 girls and young women from school during the nine-year conflict, with some held in captivity for years, and many experiencing harmful repercussions long after they return home.

Leave no girl behind in Africa - Discrimination in education against pregnant girls and adolescent mothers

The African continent has the highest adolescent pregnancy rates in the world, according to the United Nations. Every year, thousands of girls become pregnant at the time when they should be learning history, algebra, and life skills. Adolescent girls who have early and unintended pregnancies face many social and financial barriers to continuing with formal education.

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.