From 2014 - 2016 the ‘UNGEI Good Practice Fund’ supported 17 organisations and local governments from across the globe to shed light on best practices and lessons learnt in gender focused education initiatives – these are our findings.Go to Case Studies
Engage parents and the community to breakdown discriminatory social norms and create networks of support.
Embed gender specific objectives from the start to ensure outcomes for boys and girls.
Strengthen girls’ confidence, decision-making skills and agency as this increases both learning and life outcomes.
Tackle multiple channels of exclusion across the entire life experience of girls and boys.
This leads to safer and respectful learning environments and lasting effects outside the classroom.
“If you educate a man you educate an individual. If you educate a woman you educate a whole family. Women empowered means mother India is empowered.”
“The girls themselves are exceptional, and only need a boost in knowledge and leadership trainings to better take on their full potential.”
“Sincerely, I would like this project to continue in our school because the project has awakened us [girls], it has empowered us to be confident and speak in meetings.”
“The effectiveness of interventions to support girls’ education depends on openness and flexibility to engage and respond to community needs which they identify.”
“If my brother can go to university why can’t I? I want to complete my education and will do it”
“Before we had received the training we had no idea that children with disabilities could be mainstreamed.”
This ‘Documenting Good Practice in Girls’ Education and Gender’ guidance note provides advice on how to research and record quality case studies in the field of girls’ education and gender equality.Download PDF
Drawing on the 17 case studies developed by partners under the Good Practice Fund Project, this synthesis report captures key findings and recommendations for policy and programming.Download PDF