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 • Children's issues (principal objective)
• Gender equality (principal objective)
• Youth Issues (principal objective)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Disability (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 March 2022 includes: (1) trained and sensitized 1,567 educational staff and members of education support structures (36% of whom were women). The training focused on the well-being and safety of children, particularly girls; (2) implemented an information campaign and a guide on gender-based violence in 160 schools; (3) trained 129 people as resource persons for the schooling of young girls. The training focused on improving reporting and referral of cases of gender-based violence. The aim is to protect, support, and accompany young girls in school; (4) trained 350 members of education support structures and 1,088 teachers and professors in the regions of Agadez, Maradi, and Tahoua. The training, which focused on gender-based violence in schools, helped improve the regulatory framework for girls' schooling; and (5) 22,590 girls benefited from awareness-raising activities on COVID-19 and menstrual hygiene. These activities also enabled teachers to adapt to the instability of the pandemic and break taboos about menstruation.



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Planned Disbursement $0
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