School where boys and girls are educated together.
The National Girls’ Education Strategy is at the centre of the overall sectoral policy in Yemen, where a Girls’ Education Section and a Community Participation Department have been created in the Ministry of Education to implement the strategy. Within this framework, the government has mobilized the community in support of female education, including through the establishment of village-level communicators and parent councils, as well as training activities to create awareness of the importance of girls’ and women’s education, and to support behavioural changes. It has also accelerated the construction of co-educational and female-only schools, especially in rural areas, and increased the number of female teachers. Among the latest government measures was the abolition of primary school fees for girls in 2006 (UNESCO, 2008: 117).