GWI Manifestos

GWI Manifestos





Education for All      

          • EMPHASISING that access to education is both an internationally recognised human right, as well as a fundamental enabler to achieve economic growth, human development, peace and stability
          • RECOGNISING that girls and women are particularly vulnerable and many need increased support to access quality secondary, tertiary and continuing education
          • ACKNOWLEDGING that investing in education for girls and women through their life course is critical to reduce inequality and to stimulate development.




Secondary Education

          • DEEPLY CONCERNED that there are 34 million adolescent girls out of school
          • COMMITTED to ensuring that basic education should extend to secondary education
          • CONVINCED that quality secondary education empowers girls and women, economically, socially and personally.



Tertiary Education

          • RECOGNISING that women have equal rights to tertiary education in all fields, across all countries and regions
          • CALLING for the adoption of tertiary education programmes, which include part-time or evening study, that allow for family, work and other commitments
          • ENCOURAGING women to step outside the humanities and social sciences, and to embark on education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)


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Continuing Education

        • IDENTIFYING continuing education as the ongoing, voluntary and self-motivated pursuit of formal and informal knowledge throughout a woman’s lifespan, including learning new skills within the workplace
        • CONVINCED that continuing education is both a means of empowerment and an investment in tomorrow’s future leaders and decision makers
        • EMPHASISING that means and methods of continuing education must respond to the needs of the individual, where at-risk groups of society must be catered for and included in national policy to reduce inequalities and knowledge disparity.                                                             IFUW_Readmore




Non-Traditional Education

    • CONVINCED that education is not only limited to formal learning institutions but is also developed through practical, life experience accumulated from a multitude of settings
    • CONCERNED that strict requirements of formal, academic qualifications significantly hinder the professional development of informally educated women
    • EMPHASISING the critical role of technological advancement in providing alternative contemporary methods of education – especially instrumental in providing learning resources to isolated communities                                                                             IFUW_Readmore
Back to Who We Are

GWI’s office is relocating to another Geneva location on 16 August.  For a few days, we will have limited access to our emails, telephone and website. We appreciate your understanding during this time of positive change. We will be back to normal working conditions on Monday, 21 August.


Thank you, GWI Staff.


Les bureaux de GWI seront en cours de déménagement a Geneve le 16 Août. Pendant quelques jours, nous aurons un accès limité à nous emails, téléphone et site web. Nous vous remercions d’avance pour votre compréhension pendant ce changement. Nous serons de retour à la normale le lundi 21 Août.


Merci, l’équipe GWI.