Launch of the 2018 Gender Review - Kenya

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2018 Gender Review Launch Reception

Integrated within the official conference reception hosted by the Government of Kenya, the 2018 Gender Review Launch combined an overall presentation of the of the 2018 Gender Review, with addresses from Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary for Education, Ms Amina Mohamed, and Ms Hendrina Chalwe Doroba, Executive Director, the Forum for African Women Educationalists.


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Achieving gender equality in education: don’t forget the boys


Achieving gender equality in and through education is central to meeting the targets of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. While the emphasis tends to be on the effects of gender norms on girls, this paper puts the spotlight on the less recognized effects of these norms on boys’ schooling, particularly at the secondary level and amongst those from the poorest families. It argues that addressing boys’ disadvantage and disengagement in education is an essential part of a response to the challenge of gender inequality, in education and beyond.


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