Daniel Chavez Moran, the son of a caring school teacher who dedicated her life to helping children overcome the destructive combination of ignorance and poverty, and the founder of Fundación Delia Moran A.C., which provides support for poverty-stricken children, understands the vital role education plays in shaping the future. That is why he read with interest this news from the United Nations on tackling the disparities in education faced by girls around the world:
[T]he United Nations today kicked off a two-day meeting in Paris devoted to gender inequality in classroom achievement and on women’s leadership role in education.
The forum on gender equality in education brings together experts, government officials and representatives of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to examine the root causes of inequality between girls’ and boys’ school performances.
While gender equality in education remains a crucial issue for many countries, women still account for two thirds of the world’s illiterate population and the majority of out-of-school children are girls, according to the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), which organized the forum.
“Equality is not a numbers game,” UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova said in her address to the meeting.
“Equality implies the same chances of learning, of benefiting from equitable treatment within the school, and the same opportunities in terms of employment, wages and civic participation,” she added.