Girls' Education

Supporting positive gender perspectives

To amplify the effect of interventions to improve girls’ learning, communities need positive gender perspectives and attitudes: we help to create and support these attitudes.

To do so, we support girls’ clubs to provide a safe space to raise awareness of gender issues and improve learners’ self-confidence, and support women in leadership to create positive role models across the education system. Our girls’ or children’s clubs focus on life and learning skills, sexual and reproductive health and rights and confidence building. They are often led by girls, but strategically bring in boys as potential cohorts of gender equity allies.

Meanwhile, our work to create positive female role models includes targeted interventions to increase the proportion of women in leadership roles. Where women are underrepresented, we support schools and local governments to better enable female teachers to access leadership positions – and to succeed when they get there. In Rwanda, for instance, we are actively increasing the proportion of women in leadership roles. As a result of our work, the majority of School Subject Leads are now women.