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Gender equality and inclusion in education: resources from the Knowledge and Innovation Exchange (KIX)

The Global Partnership for Education Knowledge and Innovation Exchange (KIX) is celebrating International Women’s Day by recognizing the important contributions of KIX partners in addressing gender equality and inclusion in education through their work in 70 countries worldwide.
Student at the Amrighebe school for girls. Chad, February 2019
GPE/Carine Durand
Students at the Lycée-Collège féminin bilingue d'Amruguebe school for girls in N'Djamena.

Gender equality is both a cross-cutting theme across KIX projects, and identified as a priority theme in a fifth of the KIX portfolio. KIX has invested over CAD9 million in projects that directly address gender equality in education in the past year. 

COVID-19 is an unprecedented crisis for education. KIX research has shown that while it has affected school children worldwide, female students have been disproportionately affected. But there is still hope in the lessons we are learning from the pandemic.  

We hope you will help us celebrate International Women's Day by exploring how KIX is helping to create a more equitable future for us all.

Virtual booklet on gender equality and inclusion in Africa

Scroll through our virtual booklet on Addressing Gender Equality, Equity and Inclusion in Education in  Africa during COVID-19. The booklet is also available in French and Spanish.

Joint blog by the KIX regional hubs

Learn how the KIX regional hubs are addressing gender equality and social inclusion across Asia, Africa and Latin America and the Caribbean in their joint blog titled “Perspectives & Interventions in Gender Equality and Inclusion across the KIX Regional Hubs”. In this blog the hubs share: 

  • highlights or results from recent events on gender equality and inclusion
  • insights into female leadership in the national delegations that are part of the hubs 
  • gender-equality and social inclusion challenges or opportunities in their respective regions and the impact that the hubs have contributed to ameliorating these challenges.

Blog by the KIX COVID-19 Observatory

Check out the latest blog by the KIX Observatory on COVID-19 Responses in Africa which addresses the project’s findings on gender equality and social inclusion in education.

Global Sisterhood Pledge for International Women’s Day

Our partner CAMFED (the Campaign for Female Education in Africa), supports girls from disadvantaged backgrounds to learn, thrive, and become leaders and change makers in their communities. CAMFED has created a Sisterhood across Africa, a peer support and leadership network of activists for girls’ education, gender equality, social and economic justice, and climate action. They’re now joining forces with supporters across the world to create the #CAMFEDsisterhood, a global movement of people determined to support women and girls everywhere to learn and lead, making the world a better place for everyone. Sign their pledge for International Women’s Day today: 

Learn more about this KIX-funded initiative here

KIX is a joint endeavour of IDRC and the Global Partnership for Education, aimed at connecting expertise, innovation and knowledge to support low- and middle-income countries to build stronger education systems and accelerate progress toward ensuring quality education for all.