This review brings together evidence from 270 educational interventions from 177 studies in 54 low- and middle-income countries and identifies their impacts on girls, regardless of whether the interventions specifically target girls. The review finds that to improve access and learning, general interventions deliver gains for girls that are comparable to girl-targeted interventions. Many of the most effective interventions to improve access for girls are household-based (such as cash transfer programs), and many of the most effective interventions to improve learning for girls involve improving the pedagogy of teachers. Girl-targeted interventions may make the most sense when addressing constraints that are unique to girls.
A short overview of the additional challenges faced by girls and women with disabilities, which also provides helpful links to more resources for those interested in this particular subset of girls.
This paper provides a review of Evans and Yuan’s 2019 paper on ‘What We Learn about Girls’ Education from Interventions that Don’t Focus on Girls.’ It suggests that Evans and Yuan's conclusion is not warranted based on the information provided in the paper, concluding that a combination of girl-targeted and general interventions is needed.
A rigorously evaluated program in India designed to teach boys about gender equity. A useful resource for those seeking to implement strategies that approach girls' education and gender equity through work with boys
This podcast discusses why boys lag behind girls academically across contexts, and how it's rooted in some of the same gender norms that disadvantage girls in other measures of equity.
An informative study looking at how policies that reference gender-sensitive pedagogy are translating into the classroom in Uganda. The findings are based on a survey conducted with 70 secondary teachers and 109 students in central and eastern Uganda.
A consortium of partners hosted a workshop on engaging men and boys to promote gender equality through education in Washington D.C. in 2019. This report serves to make the case for the action steps advocated by this gathering, and has a particularly helpful breakdown of the most common approaches to working with boys and men in schools.
A Guardian article highlighting an interesting experiment to get teachers and students to look at their school through a gender equality lens.
Helpful lessons learned around designing classrooms that empower girls.