A RECENT report from the G20 summit has stressed the importance of gender equality and has given advice on how to achieve this through education.
Carmelo Marcen who has a PHD in geography has announced his concern for the current state of education surrounding gender issues as he believes education is the most important factor in changing the scope of such controversial themes in Spain.
Marcen points out that girls in more than 25 per cent of countries suffer from violence derived from sexism and have nowhere to go when abused. He also eludes to the difficulties that women suffer in certain areas where there is no access to adequate hygiene facilities such as tampons and fresh water in public bathrooms.
The G7, along with Marcen, have agreed that education is a primary factor in changing the current climate around sexism. The continental governing body are clearly keen on gender equality (it is the fifth item on the SDG list) but maintain that reaching it will be reliant upon teachers in primary schools spreading awareness of gender issues amongst young people.
UNESCO have announced that by 2030 all of the items on the SDG list will be addressed.