Goal & Objectives
The symposium “Education: A Critical Path to Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment” aims to re-energize the debate on gender equality in education and accelerate the collective global response to the persistent and emerging challenges that act as a brake on greater equality and empowerment of women. Specifically, the objectives are:Specifically the symposium would:
- Take stock of the progress made and lessons learned after nearly two decades of promotion of gender equality in education.
- Discuss the nature and impact of challenges that blunt progress on achieving the goal of gender equality and empowerment of women.
- Explore ways of maintaining the focus on and accelerating the achievement of gender equality in education within the evolving development aid context.
- Agree on priority areas for future support, including strategic and operational approaches for addressing them, while highlighting innovative practices that have worked in improving gender equality in education.