Inclusive, Quality Education

Every child has the right to access safe, inclusive, quality education.

However, 224 million children and youth across the world are out of school.

Girls, children with disabilities, those from minority groups and children living in poor and remote areas, and those living in contexts of conflict and crisis are most often denied access to education. This has far-reaching consequences on their futures and those of their families, communities and countries.

We promote free, equal access to quality education for all children – from early learning to secondary education. We work with children, their families, communities, wider society and governments, and advocate at both local and international levels, so that all children are able to get an education.


Gender-transformative education illustration by Sonaksha showing children and youth, in all their diversity.

Gender-transformative education

Our approach to inclusive, quality education is through the lens of gender-transformative education.

This method seeks to utilise all parts of an education system – from policies to pedagogies to community engagement – to transform stereotypes, attitudes, norms and practices by challenging power relations, rethinking gender norms and binaries, and raising critical consciousness about the root causes of inequality and systems of oppression.