How can we better ensure girls’ education, from literacy to higher education?

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"How can we better ensure girls’ education, from literacy to higher education?” This is the theme of a round table that UNESCO is organizing in Paris on 20 March, in partnership with the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (IOF) or International Organization of the French-speaking World, on the occasion of the first Global Forum of Francophone Women.

Some 400 Francophone women from all over the world are expected to attend. These women are active for the respect of human rights, access to school and education, gender equality, and women's representation in politics.

The round table will be an opportunity for an exchange of ideas between the public and experts in the field of education of girls and women in developing countries. The experts, themselves women, will notably focus on issues of women’s literacy, prevention of school dropout among young girls, and women’s access to higher education, especially in the fields of science and technology.


Type of Event Interagency meeting
Start 20.03.2013 10:00 local time
End 20.03.2013 12:00 local time
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Focal point Migeon, Florence
Organizer Ministère des Affaires étrangères - OIF
Country France
City Paris
Venue Musée Quai Branly
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event French
Estimated number of participants
Official Website Forum mondial des femmes francophones (in French)
Link 1 Francophone women address girls’ education issues
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