The Global Partnership for Education is committed to gender equality and to ensure all girls and boys enjoy equal education opportunities.
Since 2000, good progress has been achieved to boost girls' enrollment in school. However, an estimated 130 million girls worldwide remain out of school and face multiple barriers to education.
These include distance to school, cultural norms and practices, school-related gender-based violence and early or forced marriage. Boys and girls face barriers to getting a good education in conflict-affected areas where safety and security can be compromised, and in households that depend on their labor or income.
Keeping girls in school and ensuring they can learn in a safe and supportive environment leads to many benefits for girls themselves, their families, their communities and societies.
GPE harnesses the collective power of the partnership to secure political and financial support for gender-responsive education systems.