What WeLearn Stands For
WeLearn is a bold new initiative within UN Women to create a world where every individual has access to a quality education that opens the door to employment opportunities to become economically empowered within their lives. Today, tens of millions of girls are being denied access to education around the world. According to UNESCO’s 2015 Education for All Global Monitoring Report, 48% of all girls in the world will never go to school, depriving them of the necessary knowledge and skills required for obtaining decent work.
The hurdles that exist are many and varied. War and civil unrest, deep poverty, harmful societal norms and practices like child marriage, repressive gender roles and customs, and a myriad of other factors have all contributed to the fact that a significant gap exists in women and girls’ access to education and employment. Yet in this age of growing connectedness through Information and Communication Technologies (ICT’s), social networks, and other online resources, the tools to deliver innovative educational programmes have never been more accessible.
It is in UN Women’s role as a leader in addressing these hurdles and leveraging modern technologies and techniques to promote gender equality that WeLearn is founded. As a free virtual learning platform, WeLearn will support women and girls to overcome physical, financial, and other barriers to education and learning.
What WeLearn Offers You
Access skills development courses customized to your needs. Our self-paced courses draw on the latest global know-how and technology in youth and adult learning.
Did you miss part of your schooling and are now ready to catch up with some pieces of foundational education and get onto a path of increased opportunity and continued learning?
21ST CENTURY SKILLS
Are you looking to develop or update your skills to help you in school or to get a job, or start a business?
Are you interested in expanding your technical and professional skills to improve your access to jobs or to help you start a business?
This pathway is for changemakers that would like to make a difference in their organizations, companies, communities, schools and families.
Interested in Partnering?
We are always looking to expand our global presence through partnerships. UN Women will not be able to achieve our intended results by developing WeLearn in isolation. Establishing strategic partnerships to augment UN Women capabilities is critically important to the success of WeLearn, specifically in the four key categories below. If interested in a potential partnership, please contact us.
Drive global WeLearn adoption and usage in communities to ensure that no woman or girl is left behind, including poor, rural, disabled, displaced, refugee and out of school women and girls.
Co-create and design the prototypes and pilots of WeLearn's interdisciplinary learning paths, innovative pedagogy and delivery solutions to accelerate women's job creation, access to decent work and integration into the formal education system.
Lead in the development of a practical and hands on curriculum, with instructional tools and gender sensitive methodologies that will build relevant skills for women and girls at diverse skill levels.
Demonstrate your commitment to our values of empowering women and girls globally through skills builing by financially sponsoring our first phase of WeLearn