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From Access to Empowerment: Operational Tools to Advance Gender Equality in and Through Education
Place of publication | Year of publication | Collation: 
Paris | 2021 | 67 p.
ISBN 978-92-3-100489-6 (eng); ISBN 978-92-3-200253-2 (fre); ISBN 978-92-3-300177-0 (spa)
Corporate author: 
© UNESCO 2021

This toolkit has been developed to strengthen individual and institutional capacity to integrate gender equality into education programmes in an effective manner. It has been prepared for all UNESCO Education Sector staff, including those at Headquarters, in Field/Regional/Cluster Offices and in Institutes as well as for implementing partners.


This toolkit provides orientation and operational tools to meaningfully integrate gender into all education programmes. The first part provides a short introduction to key concepts on gender equality in and through education and an overview on how gender equality in education links to UNESCO’s vision and internationally agreed objectives. The second part provides practical guidance on how to mainstream gender equality into an education programme, how to design gender-transformative programmes and finally, how to monitor and evaluate gender results in education programmes.


Resource Type: 
Curriculum, teaching-learning materials and guides
Civic / Citizenship / Democracy
Human rights
Globalisation and social justice / International understanding
Diversity / cultural literacy / inclusive
Sustainable development / sustainability
Transformative initiatives / Transformative pedagogies
Level of education: 
Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE)
Primary education
Secondary education
Higher education
Lifelong learning
Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET)
Non-formal education