Addressing the gender dimensions of school closures - COVID-19 education webinar #3

When :

from Friday 3 April, 2020
13:00
to Friday 3 April, 2020
14:30

Type of event :

Category 7-Seminar and Workshop

Contact :

j.sass@unesco.org

This webinar, the third in the UNESCO COVID-19 Education Response webinar series, examined the gender dimensions of COVID-related school closures, and facilitated knowledge exchange on how countries can ensure gender-responsive, evidence-based actions during this unprecedented educational disruption.

Evidence tells us that public health outbreaks have distinct gendered impacts, and that preparedness and response efforts must understand the gender dimensions of these crises to avert widening inequalities.

The COVID-19 pandemic is no different. COVID-related school closures across more than 185 countries have the potential to exacerbate existing gender inequalities in education or create new ones unless measures are taken to understand and address the gender dimensions.