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Beyond the Data: Issues of Inequality and Accountability

Statistical data shows that many African countries have attained gender parity in education. But the reality is that behind these numbers, there are still vast disparities - between and within countries - in access to education.  National data is not unpacked to show how a poor girl, from an ethnic minority, in a dispersed rural area, with uneducated parents is lost in the national statistics.

Girls from wealthy, urban homes with educated mothers are more likely to remain in school and perform well.  But some girls never get to go to school or are withdrawn after just a few years to become child brides, to work or due to violence or other reasons.  Their voices are unheard, their rights to a high-quality education denied, writes GCAP Ambassador and former co-chair Adelaide Sosseh.

 

Pakistan - Time to take education seriously

Alarm bells should be ringing:  Pakistan’s educational system is characterized by low literacy and enrollment levels, high dropout rates, poor infrastructure, insufficient training for education professionals, unequal opportunities and low public spending, writes Irfan Mufti.  Primary education has never been a priority for our government.

 

Amidst claims and galore of achievements, the condition of education in Pakistan is dismal.

Post 2015 Consultation: Global Citizenship, Jobs and Skills

This web post contains information about a Post 2015 Thematic Consultation, which runs from 23 January to 6 February.  This e-discussion is one of a series of four thematic e-discussions of the Education Global Thematic Consultation on the World We Want platform.

Please click here to go directly to the discussion page and participate. If you have not registered yet, please go to the Education Global Consultation web page.

Post2015 Global Consultation on Education

Co-conveners: UNICEF and UNESCO

Welcome to Discussion Three:

Rights from the Start! Early Education for Filipino Children

Seventeen million children below the age of six may soon have access to early childhood education and better nutrition, thanks in part to a civil campaign supported by GCAP Philippines' member, Kabataan Kontra Kahirapan.

Get Involved & Join the MDG2010 Working Group: Access to Quality Public Services

  

Join a new GCAP Working Group on Access to Quality Public Services 

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