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1 To 2015 and beyond: Putting girls’ education at the heart of the agenda Pauline Rose UNGEI Launch of EFA Global Monitoring Report Gender Summary New York, 10 March 2014

2  Educating girls and women transforms their lives, as well as their children’s.  In 2011, 31 million girls were out of school, of whom over half are expected never to enrol.  By 2015, many countries will still not have reached gender parity.  A global learning crisis is hitting the poorest girls hardest.  Good quality teachers can help solve the learning crisis, especially for the most disadvantaged girls. Key messages

3 Education reduces maternal deaths In sub-Saharan Africa

4 Increasing mothers’ education could save millions of children’s lives In low and lower middle income countries

5 Education helps improve nutrition

6 Education empowers women

7 By 2015, many countries will still not have reached parity goals Percentage of countries projected to reach gender parity by 2015

8 Poor rural girls in low income countries only spend 3 years in school

9 Failing to reach the marginalized in low income countries

10 61% of the world’s 175 million illiterate youth is female Poor quality education leaves a legacy of illiteracy

11 Progress needed for post-2015 goal Business as usual 2084 Achieving universal primary school completion in low income countries by Primary school completers (%) Rich urban boys Poor rural girls

12 All school age children Progress needed for post-2015 goal All children assessed Learned the basics in reading (%) Rich urban boys Poor rural girls Achieving learning for all by 2030 Business as usual 50% Selected countries in southern and eastern Africa

13 Achieving learning goals post-2015: 4 strategies for the best teachers

14 Gender equality in access plus learning must be at the forefront of new education goals after 2015  Recruit: Recruit a balance of male and female teachers  Training: Provide gender sensitive teacher education  Allocate: Give incentives to make sure female teachers in both rural and urban schools  Retain: Provide career advancement that rewards teachers who ensure all children, regardless of their gender, are learning Governments need to work with teachers and unions to develop inclusive curriculum and address misconduct Recommendations

15 Blog: efareport.wordpress.com #teachlearn


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