What is being done to improve education opportunities for girls? The Education for All (EFA) movement is a global strategy involving a set of goals aimed at providing quality primary education for all children, youth and adults. There are six EFA goals to be achieved by 2015.
Three of these goals specifically relate to addressing inequalities between the opportunities for education that boys have compared to girls:
E.F.A. Goal 2
Ensuring that by 2015 all children, particularly girls, children in difficult circumstances and those belonging to ethnic minorities, have access to, and complete, free and compulsory primary education of good quality.
E.F.A. Goal 4
Achieving a 50 per cent improvement in levels of adult literacy by 2015, especially for women, and equitable access to basic and continuing education for all adults.
E.F.A. Goal 5
Eliminating gender disparities in primary and secondary education by 2005, and achieving gender equality in education by 2015, with a focus on ensuring girls’ full and equal access to and achievement in basic education of good quality.
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