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.
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