Basic Education and Gender Equality

At least 67 million primary school-age children were out of school in 2011, 53 per cent of which were girls. It is estimated that nearly 72 million children will remain out of schools in 2015 given current trends. School attendance and completion remains a challenge for millions of children and youth, and is strongly influenced by such socio-economic factors such as age, sex, race, ethnicity, disability, language, poverty and location. This has been reported in ‘Basic Education and Gender Equality’ (2011).