This month's theme is girls' education, so let’s start out with a fact. Globally, 62 million girls between the ages of six and 15 are not in school. Why? In addition to cultural norms that don’t prioritize education for daughters, girls face many barriers when it comes to getting the education they are entitled to. Lack of safe transportation and sanitary facilities, school fees, and non-gender-sensitive school environments are just a few examples of hurdles that hold girls back.
Women Deliver focuses on solutions, and that’s exactly what you’ll find below. Read our Q&A with a small NGO working to ensure that girls in Madagascar make it to secondary school. Use our infographics and shareable images to advocate for the #62milliongirls left behind. Celebrate the outstanding people paving the way for a world in which all girls have access to the education they deserve.
For evidence and strategies to help you advocate for girls' education click the links below:
Why is an organization known for advocacy around maternal and reproductive health talking about education? Because like so many other issues, the topics are intricately linked. Click above to read an op-ed by Women Deliver's Director of Policy and Advocacy, Susan Papp.
We all know the Malala Fund because of their founders unmatched advocacy for girls' right to education. In the story above the Malala Fund's Director of Policy discusses why Sustainable Development Goal 4 means so much more than education.
In the video above Board Chair, Global Partnership for Education Julia Gillard, Executive Director Moving the Goalposts Kenya Rachel Muthoga, and Women Deliver Young Leader Cecilia Aransiola talk about times of conflict whether girls' safety or education comes first.
Solutions in Action: Girls' Education
Learn the benefits of investing in gender equality, how the Global Partnership for Education supports inclusive and equitable quality education, as well as the results it has achieved.
The Malala Fund's Interactive Map will allow you to explore a sample of interventions and their corresponding impact on girls' education around the world.