24/01/2023

Inclusive construction keeps girls in school and learning

Globally, 129 million girls are out of school. Only 49 per cent of countries have achieved gender equity in primary education. At the secondary education level, the gap widens to 42 per cent in lower secondary and only 24 per cent in upper secondary. This means that in large parts of the world, girls are not given the chance to contribute fully to…, Building gender-sensitive bathrooms in Syria , For many girls around the world, getting their period means putting their learning on hold. In some places, menstruation is a source of stigma, stress and embarrassment. The lack of menstrual hygiene facilities in schools is a significant reason why many girls skip school while on their period . Some girls miss up to a week of school every month…, Creating safe learning spaces in Lebanon , In Lebanon, UNICEF rehabilitated 23 public schools that had fallen into disrepair and had become unsafe for children. The renovations benefitted 6,571 children and focused on ensuring safety, hygiene, accessibility and gender sensitivity. The project, completed in April 2020, aimed to improve access to quality education for all vulnerable children…, Reducing distance to school in rural Djibouti  , In rural contexts, schools are often far from home, and the safety risks in walking the long distance can be a significant barrier to accessing education. This is especially true for girls when street harassment or violence is prevalent. Parents who fear for their daughters’ safety may keep them from traveling outside their community.   One…