Gender, Youth and Education
Education remains one of the crucial building blocks in equipping young Nigerians with the skills to go forward into the world of work, participate in society and avoid poverty. However, the ability of girls to receive a full education remains problematic, with many of the inequalities they face arising from this period of life.
Gender Hub has collected a number of practical resources and articles that break down some of the teaching approaches, policies and practices that try to tackle these inequalities and examining the challenges they face moving into employment and further education.
In this collection:
How are girls experiencing exclusion in education?
What form is youth activism taking?
What national and international policies assist in gender-equitable teaching?
What opportunities are there for training, apprenticeships and higher education?
How can curriculum, pedagogy and teaching support equality?
My foster mother is part of the crusade,” fifteen-year-old Jemila Kabiru says proudly. “She has taught me many things on the need to go to school. She spearheads EGBEK in the community for women as [the] women leader.” The EGBEK that Jemila is referring to is the popular short term given to the Enhancing Girls’ […]
Where is Fatema Alkasem? The Dutch government has been grappling with this question since the nine-months pregnant Syrian refugee went missing from Ter Apel asylum center three months ago. She fled shortly after the center’s outright refusal to reunite her with her 24-year-old husband. The Netherlands’ denial of family reunification for an expecting mother appears […]
“We must never make schools battlefields of war or instruments of terror” – Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Minister of Finance, Nigeria Since Boko Haram’s kidnapping of more than 250 schoolgirls from their dormitories in Chibok in April, the world’s attention has turned to Nigeria, where 10.5 million children are currently out of school. Nigeria is now the largest […]