IMPACT

Title

Gender Disparities in Global Literacy Rates

LEAD Facilitator

Kevin Fan '22

LEAD Facilitator

Christin Sanchez '22

Document Type

Presentation

Type

Information Motivating Public Activism (IMPACT)

UN Sustainable Development Goal

UNSDG #5: Gender Equality

Start Date

28-4-2021 9:40 AM

End Date

28-4-2021 10:00 AM

Abstract

The discrepancy in literacy rates between males and females is a crucial issue that needs to be addressed. According to UNICEF, young women made up 59% of the total youth illiterate population in recent years. To decrease the gap between literacy between males and females, we would combat gender norms, particularly those that encourage young women into the traditional roles of housewife and mother, and increase educational programming for all ages, not just youth. An increased exposure to literacy programs throughout all walks of life will improve literacy rates across the globe.

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Gender Disparities in Global Literacy Rates

The discrepancy in literacy rates between males and females is a crucial issue that needs to be addressed. According to UNICEF, young women made up 59% of the total youth illiterate population in recent years. To decrease the gap between literacy between males and females, we would combat gender norms, particularly those that encourage young women into the traditional roles of housewife and mother, and increase educational programming for all ages, not just youth. An increased exposure to literacy programs throughout all walks of life will improve literacy rates across the globe.