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Atlas of Girls' and Women’s Right to Education

The 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. The Interactive Atlas currently uses 12 indicators to measure the status of national legal frameworks related to girls’ and women’s right to education. While the first iteration includes information and data on UNESCO and UN States for the first three indicators and on 35 countries for the others, the objective is to cover all States.

Based on the information collected and feedback received from States, the 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. This interactive tool will enable better monitoring and follow up of changes in the enabling environment and the normative framework for action that regulates girls’ and women’s right to education.

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