ALIGN guide

Education and gender norms

Author: Rachel Marcus
Published by: ALIGN
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This thematic guide brings together the evidence on this issue to unpack the concepts around gender norm change and educational processes, highlighting: 

•    Gender norms and educational access 
•    Gender norms and educational achievement
•    Education as a driver of gender norm change
•    Case studies 
•    Useful resources: toolkits and further reading. 

While this guide focuses on formal education, it does include information on informal education in relation to girls clubs. The guide sets out the links between education, empowerment and gender norm change, as shown in this interactive diagram, which explores standard, accelerated and interrupted routes to gender norm change.