Advancing girls’ education in India

Only 1 in 100

girls enrolled in school completes her secondary education.

4% girls

between 6 to 14 years don't even go to school. The number becomes significantly higher in the 15-16 age group.


is the female literacy rate in India, as opposed to 82.1% male literacy.

To provide equal opportunities to women, a good education is the first step towards it.

In India, the ideas around why a woman needs to be educated have seen a tremendous shift - from enforcing the gender roles to protect the traditional idea of family to becoming a tool of agency. Gender norms, political nuances, socio-economic status and socio-cultural practices have greatly influenced girls' access to education.

From the Mid-day Meal Scheme to Beti Bachao Beti Padhao, our government has drafted various policies and legislations to ensure girls go to schools and stay in school. With the introduction of the New Education Policy 2020, the education system in India is set for an overhaul. From plans on 'privatisation' of education, to the introduction of a Gender Inclusion Fund, the provisions of the NEP will majorly impact girls’ access to education as well.

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