Across the world, women are treated unequally and less value is placed on their lives because of their gender. Women's differential access to power and control of resources is central to this
discrimination in all institutional spheres,
Gender-based discrimination in education is both a cause and a consequence of deep-rooted disparities in society. Poverty, geographical isolation, ethnic background, disability, traditional attitudes about their status and role all undermine the ability of women and girls to exercise their rights. Harmful practices, gender-based violence, and discriminatory education laws, policies, contents and practices still prevent millions of girl's form enrolling, completing and benefitting from education.