Gender

Teacher in Mexico

©UNESCO/Victor Camacho
Teacher in Mexico

Teachers play a critical role towards the achievement of the Education for All (EFA) goal on gender equity.

In many developing countries there is a shortage of female teachers, particularly at secondary and tertiary levels and in the subjects of science and maths. Capacity development and awareness-raising are essential to empower women teachers to be both effective practitioners and gender advocates.

UNESCO also works to support gender equity in education, in terms of access and achievement through partnership with key organizations, research and production of guidelines and policy briefs.          

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