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1 Miske Witt & Associates Inc. UNGEI Advocacy for Education for All Transition to Post-Primary Education: Focus on Girls

2 Miske Witt & Associates Inc. The Time is NOW Transition to Post-Primary Education (PPE) must be given high priority in all countries PPE is especially critical for girls; the barriers must be addressed UNGEI can make a difference!

3 Miske Witt & Associates Inc. What is Post-Primary Education? PPE includes all learning opportunities for adolescents: lower and upper secondary tertiary education vocational/technical education, job training life skills, health education, income generation programs even basic education for youth who have not completed primary school

4 Miske Witt & Associates Inc. Post-Primary Education is... 1.a human right, and important for achieving gender equity 2.Important to improving health and life chances of individuals, families, and communities 3.Important for national development - economic, social, political 4.Necessary for reaching MDGs, EFA and for maintaining UPE

5 Miske Witt & Associates Inc. Education is a Human Right Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), ages 0-18 Encourage the development of different forms of secondary education, including general and vocational education, make them available and accessible to every child... (CRC, Article 28) Universal Declaration of Human Rights The commitment to achieving gender equity; gender differences in participation and achievement are more pronounced at the post-primary level

6 Miske Witt & Associates Inc. PPE is Key to Improving Life Conditions …of individuals, families, and communities More education means healthier families, and lower fertility rates Educated youth are more likely to send their own (future) children to school for longer periods Lack of post-primary options further marginalizes the already disadvantaged and adversely affects life chances

7 Miske Witt & Associates Inc. PPE is Key to Development Development of knowledge, skills, and competencies are essential to success in the job market and important for participation in civil society (Lewin, 2005) Globalization and development are increasing the amount of knowledge and level of skill individuals need; more education is necessary.

8 Miske Witt & Associates Inc. PPE is necessary... To achieve the Millennium Development Goals by 2015 To achieve the goals of Education for All by 2015 To achieve and to sustain Universal Primary Education

9 Miske Witt & Associates Inc. Post-Primary Education is important and necessary. for the development of civil society, for more complex and sustainable economic and political infrastructure, for healthy families and societies, for the protection of the environment, and for cultural and human rights in global contexts that are increasingly complex

10 Miske Witt & Associates Inc. II. PPE is especially critical for girls. As shown by gender gaps in recent data benefits to girls of Post-Primary Education

11 Miske Witt & Associates Inc. Benefits and Barriers Girls benefit from PPE in a variety of ways There are many barriers to girls education –System barriers –School barriers –Household barriers

12 Miske Witt & Associates Inc. Benefits to Girls of Post-primary Education Health and well-being of the young woman and of her (fewer) children Economic: New skills for paid work Empowerment through emancipatory knowledge (e.g., rights, understanding of sexuality, norms that restrict empowerment) Capacity to avoid HIV/AIDS

13 Miske Witt & Associates Inc. Barriers to Post-Primary Education for Girls Barriers are overlapping, intertwining, and multisectoral Poverty Children from the richest 1/5 of households in SSA are 11 times more likely to reach Grade 9 than those from the poorest 2/5 of households. The ratio of boys to girls is 4:1 among the poorest 2/5 of households for Grade 9 participation. (Lewin, 2005)

14 Miske Witt & Associates Inc. Barriers to PPE for Girls System level –Lack of schools –Insufficient number of teachers –Absence of plans –Constrained resources to deal with expected increased demand

15 Miske Witt & Associates Inc. Barriers to PPE for Girls Barriers at the School level –Poor quality of curriculum, textbooks and gendered images, gender-biased instruction, –Lack of facilities/privacy for menses –Gender violence Barriers at the Family/Household level –Cultural norms –Care-giving roles

16 Miske Witt & Associates Inc. UNGEI can make a difference! Advocate for gender parity, equity, equality Use lessons from EFA and Basic Education Attend to access and quality simultaneously Develop a seamless system of post- primary education Use a system-wide approach Ensure involvement of partners and stakeholders in policy and planning discussions

17 Miske Witt & Associates Inc. UNGEI can make a difference! Design by Text from Girls Transition to Post-Primary Education, prepared for UNGEI by


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