International Women’s Day: Sexism rife in textbooks, says Unesco

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‘Sexist attitudes are “rife” in school textbooks used in developing countries, according to Unesco.

The United Nations agency, marking International Women’s Day, says negative stereotyping undermines the education of girls.

It says too often female figures are represented in textbooks as “nurturing drudges” in domestic roles.

This is a “hidden obstacle” to gender equality, says Unesco’s Manos Antoninis.’

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