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1. Introduction Literacy is the ability to read and write. And the person who has gained this  ability is a “literate” person. The need and urgency of literacy is known to everyone. A more expanded  meaning of the term is educated and cultured.(Webster,2017). The United Nations Educated, Scientific and Cultural organization( UNESCO) defines literacy as “the ability to identify, understand, interpret, create, communicate and compute, using printed and written materials associated with varying contexts. Literacy involves a continum of learning in enabling individuals to achieve their goals, to develop their knowledge and potential, and to participate fully in their community and wider society”.( The plurality of Literacy,2004). Gender also is an effective factor in the Literacy rate. Based on the list of countries by literacy rate( collected by UIS) and the Map of Literacy & Gender by(www.oii.ox.ac.uk) most countries show higher rate of male Literacy. Except for some countries that females appear as slightly higher or equal. Gender differences were generally indicating higher male literacy rate. The  present study tries to answer some questions related to this subject. Dr. Graham and his team study shows that 87% of the world’s men can read and write whilst only 77% of women are literate. Dr. Gambell and Hunter in their paper “Rethinking Gender Differences in Literacy” investigated that females outperform males in all areas of reading and writing at the elementary, middle, and secondary levels, and this literacy gap does not narrow or cease with age. Males are disadvantaged in literacy by the time they complete high school. In an another study by Logan and Johnston as Gender Differences in Reading Ability and Attitudes( 2009), it is indicated that the gender differences in the relationship between reading ability, frequency of reading and attitudes and