In recent decades some good progress has been made in improving gender parity in primary education around the world - but superficial gains hide some shocking truths. In low income families in Africa, for every 100 boys only 83 girls complete primary education, only 73 girls complete lower secondary and only 40 girls complete upper secondary.
Gender equality and inequality concern how people live their daily lives, their relationships, choices, decisions and the freedom they do or do not have to live a life they value. Gender equality is a matter of social justice and human rights. It drives development progress. It is vital for achieving peaceful, inclusive, resilient and just societies.
Based upon Plan International's dataset of 1.4 million sponsored children, the report compares sponsored children with a disability to those without, from 30 countries worldwide. The report, produced in collaboration with London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, reveals that children with disabilities in developing countries are being held back from an education. The findings will help Plan International - and other researchers and organisations - to improve responses to the needs of children with disabilities, particularly their health and education.
Le 15 février 2017, un partenariat des organisations de la société civile qui ont été impliqués dans des luttes fondées sur les droits pour accéder à une éducation de base de qualité lancera un Manuel sur les droits relatifs à l’éducation de base.
Violence in schools and other educational settings is a worldwide problem. Students who are perceived not to conform to prevailing sexual and gender norms, including those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT), are more vulnerable. Violence based on sexual orientation and gender identity/expression, also referred to as homophobic and transphobic violence, is a form of school-related gender-based violence.
This Resolution (A/HRC/RES/32/20) was presented by the United Arab Emirates and adopted by consensus. The resolution links back to the panel discussion held by the Council during its 29th session, on this topic and the OHCHR report on that panel discussion (A/HRC/30/23).
La Tanzanie a l'un des taux de mariage d'enfants les plus élevés au monde. Selon le Fonds des Nations Unies pour la population, 37% des filles sont déjà mariées lorsqu'elles atteignent l'âge de dix-huit ans. En Tanzanie, comme dans de nombreux autres pays, le mariage d'enfants marque la fin de l'éducation d'une fille. Les filles sont forcées d'abandonner l'école ou n'atteignent pas l'enseignement secondaire.