COVID-19 School Closures Around the World Will Hit Girls Hardest, 31 March 2020

Submitted by geraldine on Wed, 04/01/2020 - 10:33
Plan International

Out of the total population of students enrolled in education globally, UNESCO estimates that over 89% are currently out of school because of COVID-19 closures. This represents 1.54 billion children and youth enrolled in school or university, including nearly 743 million girls. 

Over 111 million of these girls are living in the world’s least developed countries where getting an education is already a struggle. These are contexts of extreme poverty, economic vulnerability and crisis where gender disparities in education are highest. Read more