Education


Education is not only a human right, it’s also the most effective way to grow economies, create healthy communities, and eliminate inequality. HeForShe believes that every child has the right to an education – it empowers us all.

Be the Change

For too many of us, classrooms are where we learn our first hard lessons about gender bias. Here are a few ways to help turn your school into an engine of opportunity for every student.

That's Not Okay

What does it mean to act “like a girl” or “like a man”? Call out gender-biased language from students and instructors alike. Ask the speaker to think about how these comments reinforce gender stereotypes.

No Haters

Online bullies want your silence. Enlist your friends and followers to send messages of support to victims of social media trolling. You’ll help turn the internet into a safe space for everyone.

Teach a Teacher

Empower educators to create equality in the classroom. Get the UNESCO Guide for Gender Equality in Teacher Education Policy and Practices, a step-by-step guide for including gender equality issues in teacher training.

Get Inspired

Discover how HeForShe advocates are making a difference in classrooms around the world.

Head of State Impact Champion


Malawi’s commitment to end child marriage has led a regional chief to annul 330 child marriages and send the children back to school. Read more

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Map the Issue

See where HeForShe advocates have identified education as a top priority.

Priority Countries

  1. 1 Rwanda
  2. 2 Mexique
  3. 3 Cameroun
  4. 4 Congo, République démocratique du
  5. 5 États-Unis d’Amérique

The boundaries and names shown and the designations used on this map do not imply official endorsement or acceptance by the United Nations.

Make It Happen

Find the resources you need to grow the HeForShe movement.

Get Resources

Our action kits provide a list of campaign tools and resources, simple implementation steps and general information about HeForShe.

Get Involved

HeForShe is your movement. Let us know the creative, exciting ways you're collecting commitments and working for gender equality.

Make a Donation

Your gift supports UN Women’s efforts to advance equality in education in countries around the world.