The Millennium Development Goals (MDG) agenda requires that education tackle deeply held values that constrain women’s civic engagement in both economic and political spheres. The World Bank proposes a notion of youth citizenship with its five transitions into adulthood – transitions in learning, parenthood, civic participation, employment, and health. This policy brief suggests that the concept of youth citizenship is valuable as a precondition for the promotion of substantive not just formal gender equality
Policy Brief No. 17, October 2010, Centre for Commonwealth Education, University of Cambridge, UK, 5 pp.