Education leading for gender equality

World Education Blog

In the second of three blogsmarking the launch of the new 2016 GEM Report Gender Review, we look at the relationship between education, leadership, gender equality, and participation in public and private spheres.

blog3Until women and men have equal opportunity to participate in public and private life, as community members, citizens, decision makers and leaders, we will not be living in a sustainable, fair world for all.

We have considerable distance to travel: long-standing gender inequalities in public and private participation are endemic, with women facing deep-rooted discrimination, and men dominating leadership and decision-making positions the world over. Women are far less likely than men to hold senior management positions, seats on executive boards, or make decisions in major religions, social organizations or households. Worldwide, far less than one quarter of heads of state, heads of government and ministers are women. Looking across different government cabinets, it becomes…

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