Mind the Gap – Gender and Education

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To mark International Women’s Day, the UNESCO Institute for Statistics will release an interactive tool to highlight the progress and pitfalls in girls’ and women’s education. This tool uses a game approach to engage a general audience of a wide age range (including teachers, students, activists, pupils, etc) concerning gender disparities in enrolment and transition rates from primary to secondary and tertiary education. Users put themselves into the game by creating their own characters and then compare their situation with those of other characters around the world. They can also explore the data further by using a ‘time machine’ to change the settings of their characters.
This tool will be available in English, French and Spanish to reach a wide audience. The UIS seeks the support of UNESCO Headquarters, field offices, associated school networks and other partners (NGOs, IGOs, etc.) to promote this product, which will be automatically updated with new data in the future. The general appeal of this tool/game offers great potential for UNESCO’S social media channels.


Type of Event Special Event
Start 01.03.2013 08:00 local time
End 15.03.2013 16:00 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Otchet, Amy
Country Worldwide
City Online
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English, French, Spanish
Estimated number of participants
Official Website UNESCO Institute for statistics website
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Link 2 Mind the Gap: Gender and Education
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