Glossary Term

Gender parity

An equal number of women and girls, men and boys in a given area, such as accessing education, in the workplace, or holding public office. Analyzing gender parity in education means comparing the participation of female and male learners in education. This can be analyzed in regard to a wide range of indicators and at each education level, including early childhood development programs, primary, secondary, tertiary, and non-formal education programs, as well as among teaching staff and other education personnel.