The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development asserts a strong narrative towards achieving gender equality, acknowledging it as a guiding principle linked to the realization of the right to education and stating that women and girls should be equally empowered in and through education.
At the Global Campaign for Education (GCE), we believe that gender equality is a human right and a requisite for achieving broader social, political and economic development goals, as stated in the Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Equally important, is the recognition that the gender dimensions related to access to quality education faced by girls and boys, women and men, are different and so are their needs.
Gender equality is intrinsically linked to the right to quality education for all and to achieve this, we need an approach that ensures that girls and boys, women and men, access, complete and are equally empowered through quality education.
In Latin America, the issue of gender equality is felt in many countries. Generally, countries in the region are both facing concerning challenges and celebrating important progress.
In a complex and polarized regional context, we keep fighting for a more equal, inclusive, peaceful, and democratic education for all. The Latin American Campaign for the Right to Education (CLADE) and its members have been at the forefront of efforts to deepen gender equality in education in the region.