Incorporation of gender equality into the minimum content of basic and secondary school curricula, including the issue of discrimination on grounds of gender identity and sexual orientation.


Existence of basic and secondary education curricula that explicitly incorporate gender equality into their minimum content, including the issue of discrimination on grounds of gender identity and sexual orientation.


Indicator 59.1 of the Operational guide (Percentage of public and private schools that include gender equality in the basic education curriculum), refers only to basic education whereas this instrument also includes secondary education.

This indicator has its correlates in various international and regional instruments such as the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, the Santo Domingo Consensus and the Quito Consensus. Definitions of the concepts of gender equality, gender discrimination and sexual orientation for the correct measurement of this indicator can be consulted online at:

For establishing curricular content, the UNESCO publication “International Technical Guidance on Sexuality Education” is recommended.

Priority Measures

E.59 - New masculinity

Broaden the access available to men, including boys, adolescents and young men, to sexual and reproductive health-related information, counselling and services and promote the equal participation of men in care work through programmes for raising men’s awareness of gender equality, and foster the development of new masculinities.
E. Gender equality