Covid-19 is a crossroads for education – we must use this moment to help girls seize their futures
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Students read reading books in the library at Billy Town Primary School, Liberia. Credit: GPE/Kelley Lynch
Students read reading books in the library at Billy Town Primary School, Liberia.
GPE/Kelley Lynch

In this joint op-ed, Alice Albright along with Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen and Tiffany Drake, make the case on how the COVID-19 pandemic will amplify existing inequalities and that girls’ education will disproportionately suffer as a result. 10 million more secondary-school aged girls may never set foot in a classroom again.

As governments plan to reopen schools, they must do everything possible to encourage girls to return, including by removing barriers that might keep them from continuing their education and preparing to meet the needs of female students.

Read the op-ed in The Telegraph.

Students read reading books in the library at Billy Town Primary School, Liberia. Credit: GPE/Kelley Lynch
Students read reading books in the library at Billy Town Primary School, Liberia.
GPE/Kelley Lynch
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