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International Literacy Day

International Literacy Day

a 773 million adults and young people lack basic literacy skills; 617 million children and adolescents are not achieving minimum proficiency levels in reading and mathematics; During the initial phase of the pandemic, schools were closed disrupting the education of 62.3 per cent of the world’s student population of 1.09 billion; Adult literacy and education […]

The Literacy Injustice: 493 Million Women Still Can’t Read

The Literacy Injustice: 493 Million Women Still Can’t Read

Educating girls is now at the core of much development thinking and programming, but illiteracy among women and older adolescent girls outside formal education is an increasingly critical issue that risks falling between the gaps. Of the 774 million adults (15 years and older) who still cannot read or write, two–thirds of them (493 million) […]

Literacy Opens Wide A Door To The World But Millions Of Adults Are Still Locked Out

Literacy Opens Wide A Door To The World But Millions Of Adults Are Still Locked Out

On the 50th Anniversary of International Literacy Day Dr Katarina Popović – Secretary General of IUCAE (International Council of Adult Education, Uruguay) and Professor at the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade, Serbia, talks to UNESCO about how, despite the evolution in our thinking on literacy, adults are still missing out. “Literacy is an entrance […]