Illiteracy

Literacy and Women's Empowerment: Stories of Success and Inspiration (2014)

This paper explores how literacy learning can support women’s empowerment and the development of greater equality, benefitting not only individual women, but families, communities and economies too. It describes and reflects upon some of the most promising approaches to developing literacy and learning for women, who form the majority of the world’s illiterate adults.

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2014-04-25

Illiteracy and Human Rights (1990)

This document is available in French.

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2005-02-09

Communicating to Illiterate Populations (1999)

This is a dissertation toward a Masters in European Public Relations (MARPE) from Leeds Business School, Leeds Metropolitan University. It examines the communications problem of communicating to illiterate populations.

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2005-02-08

Literacy for Whom? Women with Disabilities Marginalized (1991)

Women's Education des femmes, Winter 1991 - Vol. 8, No. 3/4

Almost half of the people with disabilities in Canada are illiterate, and even greater numbers are illiterate in the developing regions of the world. Disabled women are less likely to be literate than disabled men. Disabled people, particularly disabled women, need specific consideration within the learner population. Literacy is both a gender issue and a disability issue.

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2004-09-09

McGill Students for Literacy: A Feminist Assessment (1994)

Women's Education des femmes, Spring 1994 - Vol. 11, No. 1

McGill Students for Literacy (MSL) is an independent literacy organization founded and operated by McGill University students. Its mandate is to train McGill students to tutor adults and youth in basic literacy skills and to promote awareness of illiteracy issues. MSL's tutoring services are free and all of the students involved work as volunteers.

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