Dans un article intitulé Global Education: Leave No One Behind publié sur le site de Devex, Mme Laura Henderson, directrice de politiques de l’éducation chez Women Thrive Worldwide souligne les progrès impressionnants qui ont été faits pour éduquer davantage d’enfants. Pourtant elle attire notre attention sur les préjugés et coutumes qui souvent empêchent l’accès des filles à la scolarité

“The reality is, while the original MDG on education has been wildly successful in increasing the number of students in classrooms, it was too narrowly designed. Gross disparities persist in how effectively classrooms actually teach students and help them learn life skills. In part, that’s because when the United Nations and other decision makers were designing the original MDGS, civil society and local experts who have the best understanding of their communities’ educational needs and challenges were all but left out of the process.
Girls, especially, have lost out as a result.
Many parents and educators recognize the extra obstacles that girls and marginalized populations like children with disabilities face — everything from stigmas about which children are worthy of an education to gender discrimination that often completely excludes children from school.
It’s hard, for example, to improve education for all girls when you aren’t also addressing child marriage, a traditional practice in many places that takes girls away from school. Millions of the poorest, most vulnerable girls are either not in school or will drop out early, despite the fact that research shows that girls’ education boosts economic growth and improves the health and well-being of families and communities.”

A ce même sujet: La scolarisation des filles, le combat pour le développement par Michèle Barzach, Présidente de l’Unicef France

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