This is a live recording of the Girl Rising Webinar: A Global Conversation on the Impact of Covid-19 on Girls’ Lives featuring Christina Lowery, Judithe Registre, Majo Aldana, Nidhi Dubey, and Debbie Odenyi.
More than 700 million girls around the world are currently not in school due to COVID19 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, members of our Youth Task Force converse with and ask questions of our 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 explores 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.