Gender parity

‘Numerical concept that concerns relative equality in terms of numbers and proportions of men and women, girls and boys. Gender parity addresses the ratio of female-to male values (or males-to-females, in certain cases) of a given indicator.’ (GPE and UNGEI, 2017: 6).

‘Reaching gender parity in education implies that the same proportion of boys and girls – relative to their respective age groups – would enter the education system and participate in its different cycles.’ (IIEP-UNESCO Learning Portal, n.d.).

GPE (Global Partnership for Education), UNGEI (United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative). 2017. Guidance for Developing Gender-Responsive Education Sector Plans. Washington D.C.: The Global Partnership for Education. Retrieved from: content/guidance-developing-gender-responsive-education-sector-plans

IIEP-UNESCO Learning Portal. n.d. ‘Gender parity’. In: Glossary. Accessed 1 September 2020: