New Malala Fund Report on Educational Attainment for Girls During Pandemics

What can earlier pandemics tell us about the likely effects of school closures on the education of girls? Written & Edited by Dhwani Kharel, IMHER Research Assistant Many of those who work on global menstrual health and hygiene issues are partly motivated by the idea of promoting girls’ empowerment through educational access and success. Those goals may be compromised by a public health crisis like Covid-19, since school closures can have disproportionately negative effects on the educational trajectories of girls.  While the global scale of the coronavirus pandemic is unprecedented in the modern era, there is some precedent for how school closures can affect girls.  In particular, there are some lessons…

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