strategy

Formalizing education for women and girls

Synonyms:
Improving women's enrolment, employment and facilities at educational institutions
Promoting formal female education
Advancing women's participation in formal learning
Context:
This strategy features in the framework of Agenda 21 as formulated at UNCED (Rio de Janeiro, 1992), now coordinated by the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development and implemented through national and local authorities.

National statistics on school attendance by girls is lacking in many countries.

Claim:
Governments and educational authorities should foster opportunities for women in non-traditional fields and eliminate gender stereotyping in curricula. This could be done by improving enrolment opportunities, including females in advanced programmes as students and instructors, reforming entrance and teacher staffing policies and providing incentives for establishing child-care facilities, as appropriate. Priority should be given to education of young females and to programmes promoting literacy among women.
Subjects:
Women
Adolescents
Employment
Participation
Promotion
Registry
Education
Schools
Reform
Type Classification:
E: Emanations of other strategies