Efforts to prepare for and respond to this crisis must consider gender dimensions to prevent the growth of inequalities and take advantage of opportunities to advance towards gender equality.
This regional webinar # 2 "Gender, Education and COVID-19: Consequences for Girls?" was a space for presentations and discussions on the main challenges for the implementation of educational responses that consider addressing the gender impacts that the socio-health crisis has meant for families and students.
Public health crises have different gender impacts, and the COVID-19 pandemic is not a different case. Among the possible negative consequences that can affect girls are: the adoption of care roles within homes, a situation that affects learning times; increased health risks and gender-based violence, including sexual violence; greater risks of being victims of violence in digital spaces; difficulties in accessing sexual and reproductive health benefits, among many others.
The online event was aimed at professionals from the Ministries of Education working in the educational response, actors in the humanitarian sector and education in general
Seminar #2: “Gender, education and COVID-19: consequences for girls?"
This session featured presentations by representatives of the Ministry of Education of Argentina, the World Association for Sexual Health, Plan International and UN Women