Gender Review Social Media Resources

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#EqualityMeans 12yrs education for all, but only 33% boys & 25% girls in poor countries will obtain this by 2030 [Tweet]

#EqualityMeans no gender-based violence, but girls’ schools are targeted 3 times more often than boys’ [Tweet]

#EqualityMeans a safe education, but 80% of #LGBT teens in USA encounter homophobic & transphobic violence at school [Tweet]

#EqualityMeans tackling tough issues using education, but only 50% of countries' curricula mention gender equality [Tweet]

#EqualityMeans much more than just focusing on getting equal numbers of boys and girls in school. [Tweet]

#EqualityMeans equality at work, but women do 2x more unpaid work & are more likely to be in vulnerable employment [Tweet]

#EqualityMeans rooting out discrimination against women in the workplace. Education can help [Tweet]

#EqualityMeans gender balance in leadership, but only 19% of heads of state or government& 18% of ministers are women [Tweet]

#EqualityMeans gender parity in all countries, but only 1 in 4 countries have #gender parity in upper secondary [Tweet]

#EqualityMeans gender balance in tertiary education, but far fewer men finish tertiary studies than women [Tweet]

#EqualityMeans no gender bias in professions, but women make up only 25% of those choosing to study engineering [Tweet]

#EqualityMeans using education to stop child marriages, but each year 15mill girls are still married before 18yo [Tweet]

#EqualityMeans using education to stop #childmarriage but curricula often make no mention of it at all [Tweet]

#EqualityMeans no discrimination in work, but women make up the majority of farmers, and still own barely any land [Tweet]


#Gender equality, not just in edu, but also in health, politics& work is essential for sustainable dev #EqualityCounts

Conflict makes girls 2.5 times more likely to be out of primary school #EqualityCounts

Countries with more educated women have much lower rates of disaster fatalities #EqualityCounts

All those working on education and gender should work together if we’re to have a chance of breaking down stereotypes #EqualityCounts

To make sure #EqualityCounts, we have to change how we measure equality: parity does not paint the full picture

If we believe that #EqualityCounts, we must work together on gender equality, share best practices & mobilise action

Only 40 African girls complete secondary for every 100 boys #EqualityCounts

Inclusive education would reduce gender gaps in informal employment by 50% in Ghana & 35% in Kenya #EqualityCounts


Women need better access to public jobs, minimum wages, layoff restrictions & maternity protection #EqualityCounts

In 43 countries, women hold less than ¼ of seats on company boards #EqualityCounts


Women still make up less than 1/4 of people elected to national parliaments #EqualityCounts


Educating African mothers to lower secondary by 2030 could save 3.5mill children’s lives in 2050-60 #EqualityCounts

Educating boys and men about sexual and reproductive health can ensure safer pregnancy and motherhood #EqualityCounts

More educated mothers are more likely to seek modern medical care for their young children #EqualityCounts


Countries with more women in parliament are more likely to ratify environmental treaties #EqualityCounts

Countries with more women with at least secondary education have significantly lower rates of disaster fatalities #EqualityCounts


Achieving #gender equality, not just in #education, but also in health, politics and work is essential for sustainable #development. We are far from achieving gender equality: women are often invisible in politics, are paid less and unprotected in the workplace, and left vulnerable to health risks and violence. All those working on education and gender should work together if we’re to have a chance of breaking down stereotypes and discrimination holding us back from gender equality. #EqualityCounts

We want to know what #EqualityMeans for you in relation to education. Tell us and join our campaign via twitter or Instagram. Our recent 2016 Gender Review, shows that #EqualityMeans means more women representation in politics, less gender violence and discrimination, greater protection for women in the workforce, and better access to health education. #EqualityMeans an improved standard of living and working for both men and women. #EqualityMeans creating a safer, cleaner, greener world where opportunities for success do not depend on gender or sexual orientation. 

#EqualityMeans different things for different people. For a girl in Africa, maybe #EqualityMeans the chance to finish secondary school, something that is far less common for girls than for boys. For a young man in Latin American, perhaps #EqualityMeans the chance to go to university instead of being pressured to leave school and learn a trade. For the GEM 2016 Gender Summary, #EqualityMeans the chance to fulfil your potential regardless of gender. What does it mean to you? Join our campaign.


The world has a long way to go before we achieve gender equality: one third of countries have not achieved parity at the primary level of education, half have not in lower secondary, and three-quarters have not in upper secondary. Around the world, women are often underrepresented in politics, are paid less and unprotected in the workplace, are more likely to be illiterate, and are left vulnerable to health risks and violence. To tackle this issue, education must be supported by greater changes in workplaces and societal attitudes. Counting numbers of boys and girls is not enough. Gender equality in and through education is far more complex. #EqualityCounts



The GEM Report will be running a social media campaign, #EqualityMeans, around the launch of its fifth annual GEM Gender Review being released on 3 October. The campaign will launch on the 3rd October and run for a week.


The 2016 GEM Report looks at the relation between education and gender and three pillars central to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: Prosperity (Employment and pay), Peace (political participation and leadership) and People (health and wellbeing). It explores the way that gender equality throughout these through pillars can be addressed in and through education.

The call to action

The GEM Report is inviting partners to appear live on Periscope via twitter on @GEMReport and @UNESCO during the launch event for the GEM Report Gender Review on the 3rd October saying what #EqualityMeans to them in relation to education.

We would like to invite other partners not present at the event in Paris to join the campaign via twitter and Instagram by submitting their own videos and tweets using the hashtag #EqualityMeans. Videos and photos could feature a piece of paper or card with the written hashtag #EqualityMeans.

Please invite your own networks and partners to get involved in the campaign. We will feature the best videos and contributions on our website.