Nicholas Allen | July 13, 2020
Join Girl Rising on July 28th at 3pm GMT for a global conversation on the impact of Covid-19 on girls’ lives.
More than 700 million girls around the world are currently not in school due to COVID-19 and the resulting lockdowns. An estimated 10 million girls will never set foot in a classroom again. And even those that do will, in too many communities, continue to be held back by limiting and discriminatory social norms. As the world progressively reopens schools, it is critical to understand the realities of girls, their experiences, and challenges to ensure all girls everywhere are supported in returning to school. And further, it is critical to understand what is needed besides simply being in school to ensure girls can write their own futures.
In this webinar, Girl Rising will have members of our Youth Task Force converse with and ask questions of country representatives from India, Guatemala and Kenya in order to help us all understand the girl dimension to the school closures taking place all over the world. The discussion will explore what is the reality for girls, what have local responses been, what is missing in those responses and what is Girl Rising specifically doing to address these issues.
Christina Lowery, CEO, Girl Rising
Judithe Registre, Vice President of Programs, Girl Rising
Nidhi Dubey, India Country Manager, Girl Rising
Majo Aldana, Guatemala Country Manager, Girl Rising
Debbie Odenyi, Kenya Program Coordinator, Girl Rising