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.

Joint general recommendation No. 31 of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women / general comment No. 18 of the Committee on the Rights of the Child on harmful practices

The objective of the present joint general recommendation/general comment is to clarify the obligations of States parties to the Conventions by providing authoritative guidance on legislative, policy and other appropriate measures that must be taken to ensure full compliance with their obligations under the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against
Women and the Convention on the Rights of the Child to eliminate harmful practices. 

Global guidance on addressing school-related gender-based violence

This guidance aims to provide a comprehensive, one-stop resource on school-related gender-based violence (SRGBV), including clear, knowledge-based operational guidance, diverse case studies drawn from examples of promising practice and recommended tools for the education sector and its partners working to eliminate gender-based violence. It distils programme knowledge based on existing global literature, promising practices, expert recommendations and practitioner consensus. 

Initial reflections on ‘Accountability in education: Meeting our commitments’

The new Global Education Monitoring Report is ground-breaking in placing accountability at the centre of its attention. As the report notes, the concept of accountability was shockingly absent from the framing of the Sustainable Development Goals–making it relatively easy for heads of state to sign up to them, as they could be confident that there were few consequences if they failed to deliver.

Date: 
24 Octobre 2017

Rapport de la rapporteuse spéciale sur le droit à l’éducation sur l'importance des principes d'équité et d'inclusion

Dans ce rapport présenté à l'Asssemblée générale des Nations unies, la Rapporteuse spéciale sur le droit à l'éducation examine l’importance des principes d’équité et d’inclusion en vue du renforcement du droit à l’éducation, en particulier dans le contexte de la réalisation des objectifs de développement durable. Elle recommande aux États de prendre des mesures significatives et positives pour lutter contre la discrimination, le manque d’équité et l’exclusion dans le domaine de l’éducation et permettre d’atteindre les objectifs de développement durable.

'I won’t be a doctor, and one day you’ll be sick': Girls' access to education in Afghanistan

Sixteen years after the US-led military intervention in Afghanistan ousted the Taliban, an estimated two-thirds of Afghan girls do not attend school. The aim of getting all girls into school was never fully realised, and the proportion of students who are girls is even falling in some parts of the country. The vast majority of the millions of Afghan children not in school are girls, and only 37 percent of adolescent girls are literate, compared to 66 percent of adolescent boys.

Menstruation, the right to education and India’s positive obligations

The link between menstruation and the goals of gender justice is a complicated one - whether it is the debate surrounding the controversial first-day-of-period leave introduced by some offices or challenges to the taxation regimes of menstrual hygiene products in two separate petitions before the 

Date: 
18 Septembre 2017

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