Global partnership for girls’ and women’s education: “Better Life, Better Future”
To invest in women and girls is, quite simply, to invest in a better future.
Launched in May 2011,“Better Life, Better Future”, UNESCO’s global partnership for girls’ and women’s education, addresses two main areas requiring increased attention – secondary education and adult literacy. It seeks to introduce programmes aimed at stemming the dropout of adolescent girls in the transition from primary to secondary education and in lower secondary schools, as well as focus on scaling up women’s literacy programmes through stronger advocacy and partnerships. In complement to other United Nations initiatives, UNESCO has recently concluded several dynamic public and private partnerships, which stand to benefit marginalized girls and women in Africa and Asia.
“Better Life, Better Future” - One Year On
A panel discussion on 25 May 2012 will reflect on the successes of UNESCO’s Global Partnership for Girls' and Women's Education. Ms. Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO, Ms. Michelle Bachelet, Executive Director of UN Women, and members of UNESCO’s High-level Panel on Girls’ and Women’s Education for Empowerment and Gender Equality will participate, along with partners and beneficiaries.