Six Resources to Advance Gender Equality in and through Education
Supporting Equity and Inclusion on International Day of the Girl
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the International Day of the Girl, and though there has been tremendous progress toward equality and inclusion worldwide, significant work remains.
USAID’s Center for Education understands that providing equitable access to resources and creating learning opportunities across the education continuum, from pre-primary through higher education, can profoundly impact girls, their families, their communities, and the wider society. For this anniversary milestone, the Center has compiled a collection of resources educators and practitioners can use to integrate gender considerations into programming and prioritize the principles of equity and inclusion.
1. USAID Education FY20 Data Brief: Advancing Gender Equality in and through Education
This brief highlights USAID’s commitment to advancing gender equality in and through education. It provides illustrative examples of USAID’s programming for underserved communities, including adolescent girls and LGBTQI+ communities.
2. EduLinks: Gender and Education
This webpage is the entryway to the Center’s extensive collection of materials, knowledge products, and guidance on creating more inclusive and equitable education programs and systems.
3. Gender and Girls Education
This webpage provides an overview of USAID’s support for programs and initiatives that remove the barriers girls and women face in education and includes stories of the Agency’s support for women scientists, girls’ education in Mali, and literacy efforts in Pakistan.
4. Integrating LGBTQI+ Considerations into Education Programming
This 60-minute course presents a thorough background on issues the LGBTQI+ community faces, the importance of including LGBTQI+ considerations in education programs, and how best to incorporate those considerations into programming.
5. USAID Menstrual Health and Hygiene Technical Brief
USAID recognizes the importance of women, girls, transgender, and gender non-binary individuals to manage their menstrual cycles in a safe, dignified, and healthy manner. This resource examines the challenges to menstrual health and recommendations for improving the menstrual health of people throughout the world.
6. School-Related Gender-Based Violence Measurement Toolkit
This toolkit delivers practical guidance and resources for measuring the prevalence and extent of students’ experiences of school-related gender-based violence (SRGBV), and provides methods for assessing key risk factors and drivers of SRGBV.