Education & training of women
Adult Literacy The adult literacy rate, for those aged 15 years and older, increased from 76% in 1990 to 84% in 2012.
90% of children in developing regions now enjoy primary education, compared to 80% in 1990. All developing regions have achieved, or are close to achieving, gender parity in primary education, whereby there are an equal number of girls and boys enrolled. Secondary and Tertiary Education
Good News Latin America and the Caribbean take the lead on the number of girls enrolled at secondary and tertiary school levels.
Challenges More than 25% of children in developing regions are likely to drop out of primary school. More than half the world’s 58m out-of-school children are girls. A large number of them live in Sub-Saharan Africa, followed by South Asia.
Only 23% of poor, rural girls complete their primary education in Sub-Saharan Africa.
of countries (with data) will not achieve gender parity in lower secondary education by 2015. Gender disparities still remain in large parts of the world, including in Sub-Saharan Africa, Oceania and South and West Asia. For example, only 64 women are enrolled for every 100 men at the tertiary school level in SubSaharan Africa.