Launch of ‘girls back to school’ guide


Malala Fund, Plan International, UNESCO, UNGEI and UNICEF are launching today Building Back Equal: Girls Back to School Guide.

The guide aims to help policymakers and practitioners in Ministries of Education and their partners address the gender dimensions of COVID-related school closures.

It provides targeted recommendations to ensure continuity of learning while schools are closed, and to establish comprehensive, timely and evidence-based plans for reopening schools in a way that is safe, gender-responsive and child-friendly, and meets the needs of the most marginalised girls.

It emphasises an approach to ‘build back equal’ through gender-responsive measures that transform education systems, prioritise resilience, and address the key bottlenecks and barriers to girls’ education.

This guide was developed by partners in UNESCO’s COVID-19 Global Education Coalition’s Gender Flagship, as part of a global campaign to be launched next week to ensure all girls can continue to learn during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Gender Flagship provides a collaborative platform for stakeholders committed to gender equality, and girls’ and women’s empowerment in and through education.

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