Literacy Programmes with a focus on women to reduce gender disparities

Kairies, JanFox, LauraJimenez, Justin P.UNESCO Institute for Lifelong learning2013

774 million adults (aged 15 years and older) are still unable to read or write and two thirds of them (493 million) are women. Among youth, 123 million are illiterate, of which 76 million are female. In order to redress this persistent gender disparity, this publication offers a selection of  22 successful programmes that have been effectively implemented in 18 countries in Africa, Arab States, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and Europe. The collection presents examples of best practices in the field of literacy and basic skills, demonstrating the importance of increasing literacy levels of women, and is meant to serve as a resource to inspire the implemention and continuation of literacy programmes for women.

Girls' EducationSub-Saharan AfricaEast Asia and PacificEurope and Central AsiaLatin America and CaribbeanMiddle East and North AfricaSouth AsiaIndiaPakistanNigeriaBoliviaCambodiaEthiopiaSenegalOccupied Palestinian TerritoriesPhilippinesSouth KoreaLiberiaMexicoMozambiqueMoroccoTurkeyUnited KingdomYemenCountry overviewEvaluation & Systematic ReviewCase studyPolicy & Analysis

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