All across the world, girls and women are still much more likely to never get into a classroom than men and boys despite all efforts and the tremendous progress that was made over the past few decades. Gender inequality in education is still a key issue so let’s take a closer look.
To support countries in their efforts to fulfill and live up to their promise that by 2030 they will have closed the gender gap, the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) is disaggregating all sex-related indicators to the highest possible extent. The UIS is additionally producing indices for gender parity and is in the process of developing new indicators for enhanced reflecting inclusion and equity of boys and girls.
The UIS, for example, collects data on a regular basis regarding the percentage of sub-Sahara African schools that have only single-sex toilets and how many female teachers are employed in primary or secondary education schools across the globe. The Institute offers information about how GED Diploma opportunities work and are additionally tracking male and female in post-secondary education by study direction, especially in technology, science, mathematics, and engineering.