Digital Gender Atlas for Girls’ Education launched by the HRD Ministry

On 09-03-2015, the Digital Gender Atlas for Girls’ Education was launched by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Department of School Education and Literacy. The purpose of the Gender Atlas is to help identify and ensure equitable education with a focus on vulnerable girls, including girls with disabilities, and girls from marginalised groups such as scheduled castes, schedule tribes and Muslim minorities. The Atlas provides comparative analysis of individual gender related indicators over three years and enables a visual assessment of the change and an understanding of whether some intervention introduced in a geography at a particular point in time has worked or not. It is constructed with an inbuilt scope of updating data by authorized persons to retain its dynamic character. The main objective of the Digital Atlas is to promote ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ programme.

 

-Ministry of Human Resource Development

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