Gender and Education: Empowering Women and Girls
Access to education is a critical investment in the future of both boys and girls. Each gender experiences barriers to education in developing countries, but the factors impeding access for girls are more prevalent and have far-reaching consequences.
The theme of International Development Week 2012 (Feb 5 – 11) is Empowering Women and Girls. Watch these videos to spark student discussion on the topic of gender and education.
- The Girl Effect: The Clock is Ticking
- Am I Beautiful: The Power of the Pen
- Two Girls Born on the Same Day
The Girl Factor: A Resource on Gender and the Right to Education (grades 8 to 12)
Explore the factors impacting the right to education for girls. This study unit includes interactive lessons, a role play simulation and case studies and can be used in Social Studies, Geography, World Issues, Family Studies or Dramatic Arts.