E-Discussion ONE: Equitable Access to Education

The International Council for Adult education (ICAE) and its Gender Office ( GEO) sees gender equality , and women’s rights and empowerment as fundamental to the Post-2015 framework, and therefore to any consideration of SDGs. To make this possible education must be included as a cross–cutting issue, particularly because education have proven to  be a key issue for poverty eradication and an  accelerator for development  specially for this groups that face multiple forms of discriminations.

Among the seven strategic priorities necessary to achieve gender equality and women’s empowerment    identified by The Millennium Project Task Force on Gender and Education   is post-primary education including secondary school, but also other kinds of non-formal education as lifelong learning. This will certainly contribute to reduce the high level of illiteracy among women   and to poverty alleviation  . Therefore lifelong learning should  be  part of the  Post 2015  development framework.

Marcela Ballara

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2 Responses to E-Discussion ONE: Equitable Access to Education

  1. ISSA Kassoum says:

    Oui Marcela je suis d’accord que tout pays ou continent qui négligera la dimension genre dans le développement de son système éducatif sera aussi toujours à la traine. La parité et au delà, il faut poursuivre l’objectif de 100% de filles à l’école jusqu’au secondaire parceque losrque la fille a un niveau moyen d’éducation, on consatate que 90% de ses enfants ont la chance de poursuivre des études supérieures et l’environnement mondial gagnerait dans sa préservation. Mais lorsque certaines politique surtout au Sud pensent que la jeune fille peut poursuivre des études comme le petit garçon sans une attention particulière, sans un soutien accru de l’etat et de la famille mais aussi des enseignants, c’est un risque d’échec incalculable et un gaspillage de ressources inestimable.

  2. marcela says:

    Dear Issa
    You are very right in your comments . We learn from the MDG process that we have to avoid simplified and incoherent approaches that do not only ignore the gender and education dimension of different development goals, but also fail to recognize the need for an integrated, transformative and rights-based agenda as a pre-condition for genuine sustainable development. Therefore I believe a serious evaluation of the gains need to take place in order to be able to fully understand the relationship between the gains and achievements and the implementation of EFA or MDGs goals.
    Gender equality and women’s rights and empowerment are fundamental to the any discussion on possible new global goals, be it as part of the post-2015 development framework or the universal Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). They must be included as a cross–cutting priority issue, and as a stand-alone priority issue, as they have proven to be accelerators for development and poverty eradication.

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