Gender Equality in Education in South Asia and the Pacific
“2005 marked the first target for achieving gender equality in education. Based on the Dakar Framework for Action, Education for All and the Millennium Development Goals, countries committed to eliminating gender disparities in primary and secondary education by this time.
At the primary education level, notable progress was made in closing gender gaps, and many countries in the region met or were very close to meeting this target of ensuring that equal proportions of girls and boys enroll in school at the national level. However, significant gaps remain in some countries such as Cambodia, Lao PDR, Timor-Leste and Viet Nam, which need to continue efforts to raise the enrolment of girls to match that of boys. Even greater numbers of countries still face disparities at the sub-national level.”