It’s estimated that 1.5 billion students, including more than 100 million girls in low- and middle-income countries, have been out of school for weeks and months at a time due to closures aimed at stopping the spread of the coronavirus.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, girls are more likely to have been burdened with additional responsibilities around the home or experienced gender-based violence. Experts also believe there’s been a rise in the number of early marriages among vulnerable families, as the “bride price” could help supplement livelihoods now at risk. This, along with teen pregnancies, often means girls are taken out of the education system permanently.
This event will dive deeper into how data can help organizations better understand which girls are most at risk of not returning to school and where they are. It will also explore how data can help inform interventions to support girls' education and tackle some of the structural barriers threatening their access to education post-pandemic.
Moderator: Emma Smith, Reporter, Devex
Register here: https://pages.devex.com/gender-data-covid19.html#intro