United through equality with the #EDUGender Parity typographical campaign.
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The right to education has been reaffirmed in the 1960 UNESCO Convention against Discrimination in Education, the 1966 International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, the 1981 Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, the 1989 Convention on the Rights of the Child, and the 2006 Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
Yet despite being almost 75 years since the ratification of the UDHR, today there are still over 130 million girls who are completely missing out on school and a whopping 773 million illiterate people worldwide, two-thirds of that of which are women. UNESCO also estimates that an additional of 11.2 million girls may drop out or not have access to education due the pandemic.
Consequently, gender inequalities persist and education remains elusive for many girls worldwide who do not have the voice or the means to stand up for their rights and request what is otherwise rightfully theirs. The right for a quality education is a human right for all regardless of their gender, ethnicity or belief. While gender gap in schooling have declined over the past few decades many countries are still far from achieving gender equality in the classroom and provide all kids with the quality of education they need.