UIL Launches Publication on Women’s Literacy Programmes
The UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) has published a collection of case studies entitled Literacy Programmes with a focus on women to reduce gender disparities. The collection covers 22 successful programmes directly targeting women in 18 countries in Africa, Arab States, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America, Europe and North America. These case studies are also accessible at the UNESCO Effective Literacy and Numeracy Practices Database LitBase. According to the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS), two thirds of the 774 million adults who are unable to read and to write are women. The publication with examples of good practices is meant to serve as a resource to inspire the implementation and continuation of literacy programmes for women.