UN Women pledges to respond to the call of young and adult women who have missed out on education and wish to have a second chance at learning and decent work opportunities.

The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment (UN Women)

New York, United States of America
International or regional organization
Established : 2010
Education and COVID-19 Response


Support the equitable continuation of learning
During the COVID-19 pandemic
Ensure a full and fair return to education
Following the pandemic
Strengthen learning systems
For the future
Strengthen gender equality in and through education

UN Women will be able to contribute in the following three areas to strengthen gender equality in and through education.
• Data, research and evidence to inform policies, program and plans
• Advocacy and communication efforts to promote continuity of learning, partnerships and systems reform
• Country-level action for second chance education opportunities for young and adult women who have missed out on education

Regional Focus


Countries of Interest

Cameroon, Chile, India, Jordan, Mexico


UN Women can contribute with data and research on gender equality in education linked to the economic empowerment of women

Action areas

Learner Wellbeing

Learning opportunities
Social and emotional support

Universal Connectivity

Provide free or discounted connectivity for learners and teachers

Digital Learning Content

Digitize curriculum
Develop or provide free and contextually appropriate learning content

Capacity Development

Capacity development to support distance learning

Advocacy and Communication

Outreach to parents and communities on the right to education
Generate disaggregated data on connectivity for learning

Primary Contact

Ms. Uthira Ravikumar

Programme and Operations Specialist

Senior Contact

Ms. Funmi Balogun

Head of Unit, Humanitarian Normative and Coordination