The eAtlas of Gender Inequality in Education has been realised by the UNESCO’s Institute for Statistics (UIS).
- To show gender gaps in education and educational trails of girls and boys.
- One out of eight children between the ages of 6 and 15 remain entirely excluded from receiving basic education, with girls facing the biggest barriers
- Despite all the efforts and developments, the girls are still the first ones to be denied their right to education
- Almost 16 million girls will never get the chance to learn to read or write compared to about 8 million boys
- Gender inequalities remain highest in the Arab States, sub-Saharan Africa and South, and West Asia
- Across sub-Saharan Africa, 9.5 million girls will never set foot in a classroom compared to 5 million boys. Over 30 million children are out-of-school across the region
- The gender gap is even wider in South and West Asia
- In India, the number of out of school children of primary school age (both sexes) is 1 million and the number of out of school children of primary school age (only female) is 13.4 million
- Full Form: The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
- Director-General: Irina Bokova
- Headquarter: Paris, France