Building peace in the minds of men and women

Her Atlas

Atlas of girls’ and women’s right to education

Her Atlas, UNESCO's Interactive Atlas of girls’ and women’s right to education, conceived as a monitoring and advocacy tool, aims to enhance public knowledge of the status of national constitutions, legislation and regulations related to girls’ and women’s education rights.  

Despite important progress in recent decades, the right to education is still far from being a reality for many girls and women. Discriminatory practices stand in the way of girls and women fully exercising their right to participate in, complete and benefit from education.

Her Atlas measures the status of national legal frameworks related to girls’ and women’s right to education using 12 indicators. For each country, Her Atlas provides information in a visual and easily understood format. For each indicator, a score on a scale of 1 (lowest) to 5 (highest) is attributed based on the analysis of the legal provisions in force in the country. The graphic presentation of the scores is accompanied by explanatory comments.

Based on the information collected and feedback received from States, Her Atlas will be further developed and updated periodically in the lead up to 2030 – the deadline set for the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 4. It will not only enable better follow up of changes in the national normative frameworks that regulate girls’ and women’s right to education, but also will encourage countries to improve their legal and policy frameworks.

UNESCO strongly invites States to share comments and suggestions, supported by relevant legal texts, by sending an email to her.atlas@unesco.org.

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