It’s one of the biggest challenges facing education systems around the world: gender inequality. Although progress has reduced and even reversed gender gaps in schools in recent years, there is still much to be done, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. According to UNESCO, more than half of girls who do not attend primary and secondary school are on the African continent. Erin Ogunkeye spoke with Fabricia Devignes, program manager at UNESCO’s International Institute for Educational Planning. We also look at why women in France technically started working for free on November 6, and end with a look at photographer Viviane Sassen’s first retrospective in Paris.