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2018 Gender Review out now

No gender stereotypes in education

The 2018 Gender Review published by UNESCO’s Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report to mark International Women’s Day on 8 March, shows that only 44% of countries are fully committed to the cause of gender equality in education through international treaties. 

The Gender Review states that governments are the primary duty bearers for the right to gender equality in education and the first line of defence for ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education and promoting lifelong learning opportunities for all. In addition, it highlights the importance of teacher training and codes of conduct in overcoming gender stereotypes and tackling gender-based violence and recommends comprehensive sexuality education programmes to raise awareness of gender power relations.

2017/18 Global Education Monitoring Report launched

2017 GEM report page coverThe 2017/18 Global Education Monitoring Report was launched internationally in October 2017. This is the second report in the Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report series, continuing its assessment of progress towards the Sustainable Development Goal on education (SDG4) and its 10 targets, as well as other related education targets in the SDG agenda.

It also investigates accountability in education, analyzing how all relevant stakeholders can provide education more effectively, efficiently and equitably. The report examines different accountability mechanisms that are used to hold governments, schools, teachers, parents, the international community, and the private sector accountable for inclusive, equitable and quality education.

By analysing which policies make accountability work or fail, and which external factors impact on their success, the 2017/8 GEM Report concludes with concrete recommendations that will help build stronger education systems.

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