Enhancing Gender Equity in Education

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Key Information

The Enhancing Gender Equity in Education program involves sensitization of communities; policy level advocacy conferences at national and regional levels; teacher development; material and tutorial support to girls; awareness creation on the prevention of students (girls) from COVID-19.

Lead Implementing Organization(s)


Sub-Saharan Africa


Activity URL

Not applicable or unknown

Government Affiliation

Non-governmental program


2019 - 2021


Development Expertise Centre (DEC), Gelegela Integrated Community Development Organization (GICDO), New Vision in Development Association (NVDA), Illu, Addis Development Vision (ADV), Development through Adult and Non-Formal Education Association (DANFEA), Knowledge Ethiopia (KE), -Tigray Regional Education Bureau

Ministry Affiliation


COVID-19 Response


Geographic Scope


Meets gender-transformative education criteria from the TES  


Areas of Work Back to Top

Education areas


  • Primary completion


  • Teacher training


  • Other academic performance-related

Cross-cutting areas

  • Community sensitization
  • COVID-19 Response
  • Gender equality
  • Social and gender norms and beliefs

Program participants

Target Audience(s)

Community leaders, Fathers, Girls in school, Mothers, Parent-teacher associations/school management committees, School administrators, Teachers - female, Teachers - male, Youth


7 - 15

School Enrolment Status

All in school

School Level

  • Lower primary
  • Upper primary

Other populations reached

  • Other community members - female
  • Other community members - male

Participants include

  • People with disabilities

Program Approaches Back to Top

Community engagement/advocacy/sensitization

  • Community mobilization
  • General awareness-raising/community engagement
  • Parent Teacher Associations (PTA)
  • School management committees


  • Increased availability of learning materials

Increased availability of learning materials

  • Textbooks (paper)

Mentoring/psychosocial support

  • Teachers as mentors


  • Other activities to address/end violence (not captured above)
  • Other activities to end child marriage (not captured above)
  • Other activities to end FGM (not captured above)

Policy/legal environment

  • Advocating changes to existing laws/policies
  • Raising awareness about existing laws/policies

School-related gender-based violence

  • Safe and welcoming schools
  • Support in and around schools (e.g. peer counseling, adult-to-student counseling)
  • Training of school personnel (including teachers)

Social/gender norms change

  • Work with community leaders
  • Work with religious leaders


  • In-service teacher training – gender-responsive pedagogy

Tutoring/strengthening academic skills

  • Tutoring - general

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Program Goals Back to Top

Education goals

  • Improved critical thinking
  • Increased grade attainment
  • Increased primary school completion
  • Increased test scores
  • Reduced absenteeism
  • Reduced grade repetition

Cross-cutting goals

  • Changed social norms
  • Improved understanding of sexual harassment, coercion, and consent
  • Increased advocacy/civic engagement
  • More equitable gender attitudes and norms
  • Reduced school-related gender-based violence (SRGBV)

Additional Information Back to Top

Primary Contact

Alebachew Mekonnen
Basic Education Network Ethiopia (BEN-E)