Project profile — Improving Girls’ Rights to Education and Training in Niger

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Improving Girls’ Rights to Education and Training in Niger - Overview
2019-10-01 - 2023-03-30
Country / region • Niger (100.00%)
Sector • Basic Education
Primary education (11220) (35.00%)
• Secondary Education
Secondary education (11320) (35.00%)
• Secondary Education
Vocational training (11330) (20.00%)
• Government And Civil Society, General
Ending violence against women and girls (15180) (10.00%)
Policy marker • Gender equality (principal objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (principal objective)
• Youth Issues (principal objective)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)
Description and results


This project aims to reduce barriers to education for girls in crisis and conflict situations in Niger. It aims to improve access and quality of education and to strengthen the capacity of the education system to better meet the specific needs of girls and increase retention, both at the primary and secondary levels. Key activities include community awareness sessions to explain and promote the importance and value of girls' and adolescents' education; the distribution of dignity kits for menstrual hygiene management in primary and secondary schools and learning centres; the development of curricula and teaching methods focused on a gender-sensitive competency-based approach; and support and capacity building for national education stakeholders.

Expected results

The expected results for this project include: (1) improvement of community educational demand through the reduction of gender disparities, the promotion of equity and inclusion at all levels of the system; (2) improvement of educational provision for girls, adolescent girls and women teachers; and (3) improvement of the governance system for optimal performance in girls' education and the empowerment of women, especially in disadvantaged rural areas and conflict zones.

Results achieved

Results achieved as of the end of the project (June 2023): (1) basic or non-formal schooling for 109,654 children, including more than 43,000 girls, affected by humanitarian crises; (2) trained 18,650 teachers and professors in the fight against gender-based violence in schools, and the detection and referral of child marriages; (3) completed two qualitative studies and analyses on the impact of the fight against gender-based violence in schools and on the way to and from school. This study also aims to analyze the negative effects of COVID-19 on girls' school enrolment in relation to child marriage and gender-based violence; (4) conducted vocational training and life-skills development for 22,324 out-of-school and out-of-school girls and teenagers focused on the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes training in the manufacture of soap, bibs and hand-washing devices; and (5) raised awareness on the fight against COVID-19 among 178,852 people, including local and regional school administrative authorities. Also included were traditional chiefs, school management committees and civil society organizations.



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