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Beyond primary school: Empowering adolescent girls and women as role models and future educators

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EFA succeeds in advancing primary education but fails to address the fact that primary education is not enough to lead to lasting social and economic dividends, especially for adolescent girls. Donors and governments often overlook the needs of adolescent girls because of the socio-economic and cultural challenges associated with effectively reaching out to them, despite evidence that investments in their secondary and higher education result in lower birth rates, increased livelihoods, and lower HIV prevalence.

Recognizing the unique needs of adolescent girls, Winrock, is implementing the Gender Equity though Education (GEE) Program in Southern Sudan, with the goal of creating societal change where girls and young women are given education and skills necessary to become teachers, mentors and role models for girl and boys. This project tests the assumption that increasing the number of females entering the teaching profession will influence community attitudes towards women’s roles while; enhancing economic possibilities for women and changing gender dynamics and expectations.

Using Winrock’s GEE Program as a case study, this presentation will explore the cyclical effects of empowering and educating adolescent girls who in turn become role models and teachers who can influence gender norms and societal expectations around girls’ empowerment.
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Legge, Grace. and Stanford, Necia. "Beyond primary school: Empowering adolescent girls and women as role models and future educators" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the 53rd Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society, Francis Marion Hotel, Charleston, South Carolina, <Not Available>. 2014-11-29 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p298390_index.html>

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Legge, G. and Stanford, N. "Beyond primary school: Empowering adolescent girls and women as role models and future educators" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the 53rd Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society, Francis Marion Hotel, Charleston, South Carolina <Not Available>. 2014-11-29 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p298390_index.html

Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Abstract: EFA succeeds in advancing primary education but fails to address the fact that primary education is not enough to lead to lasting social and economic dividends, especially for adolescent girls. Donors and governments often overlook the needs of adolescent girls because of the socio-economic and cultural challenges associated with effectively reaching out to them, despite evidence that investments in their secondary and higher education result in lower birth rates, increased livelihoods, and lower HIV prevalence.

Recognizing the unique needs of adolescent girls, Winrock, is implementing the Gender Equity though Education (GEE) Program in Southern Sudan, with the goal of creating societal change where girls and young women are given education and skills necessary to become teachers, mentors and role models for girl and boys. This project tests the assumption that increasing the number of females entering the teaching profession will influence community attitudes towards women’s roles while; enhancing economic possibilities for women and changing gender dynamics and expectations.

Using Winrock’s GEE Program as a case study, this presentation will explore the cyclical effects of empowering and educating adolescent girls who in turn become role models and teachers who can influence gender norms and societal expectations around girls’ empowerment.


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