Leave no girl with disabilities behind: Ensuring efforts to advance gender equality in education are disability-inclusive

Leave no girl with disabilities behind
Despite strong global commitments and progress, girls with disabilities are still beind denied their right to education. This brief draws attention to the main barriers to education for girls with disabilities, in the context of major opportunities for advocacy and tangible change in 2021. The recommendations outlined are targeted at world leaders, governments, ministries, UN agencies and NGOs. They offer a framework for rights-based action and principles towards gender-responsive and inclusive education, to ensure that no girls with disabilities are left behind. Especially in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, we cannot achieve gender equality and disability justice without putting girls with disabilities at the heart of education policy and financing efforts, which will require strong political will and commitment through significant targeted measures.
UNGEI and Leonard Cheshire
disability-inclusive education, girls' Education, gender equality, Right to education
Marginalized & Vulnerable group:
Persons with disability
Gender inequalities
Level of Education:
Across the education sector
Type of Resources:
Guidelines and Tools
All, Africa, Arab States, Asia & the Pacific, Europe & North America, Latin America & the Caribbean
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