Report on realizing the equal enjoyment of the right to education by every girl


Published
5 April 2017
Author
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
Presented
To the Human Rights Council at its 35th session

Summary

The present report was prepared pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution 32/20. It underlines the multiple and intersecting obstacles that limit effective and equal access of girls to education and highlights good practices to address those barriers. It also contains recommendations on appropriate measures to ensure the equal enjoyment of the right to education by every girl,, in fulfilment of the commitment made in Goal 4 of the Sustainable Development Goals.

See also the 2015 report of the Human Rights Council panel discussion on the equal enjoyment of the right to education by every girl (A/HRC/30/23).

Methodology

The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights requested all United Nations Member States, the United Nations Children’s Fund, other relevant United Nations bodies and agencies, relevant special procedure mandate holders, regional organizations and human rights bodies, national human rights institutions and civil society, including children themselves, to submit information in response to the several questions for the preparation of this report.

See the note verbal (English | Français | Español) and responses from various stakeholders below.

Further information was obtained from relevant stakeholders through reports, correspondence and research.

Inputs received

Member States

International organizations

Civil society and youth