Gender Inequality

How can we close the remaining disparities in girls’ education and women’s labour market participation?

Much remains to be done to ensure that girls persist through all levels of education. Image: REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi

Raja Bentaouet Kattan
Advisor to the Education Global Practice and Global Lead for Gender, World Bank
Myra Murad Khan
Research Analyst, Education GP
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Number of secondary school-age girls out of school in Sub-Saharan Africa
New data shows that the number of girls out-of-school in Sub-Saharan Africa is now increasing. Image: World Bank.
Number of girls out of school - world
Girls in Sub-Saharan Africa face many barriers to education. Image: World Bank.

Lower secondary school completion rates - world and low-income countries
The global secondary school completion rate for girls is 45%, but in Sub-Saharan Africa this rate falls to 25%. Image: World Bank.

Male and female labour force participation rate with advanced level of education (%)
In South Asia, one of the lowest female labour force participation rates is for those women who have obtained advanced degrees. Image: World Bank.

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