Reimagining Girls’ Education Solutions to Keep Girls Learning in Emergencies

Guglielmi, S. , Jones, N. , Nicolai, S. , Pereznieto, P. , Plank, G. , Vu, N. , Sanchez-Tapia, I. & Mackintosh, A.
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Date published
24 Feb 2021
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Children & youth, COVID-19, Education, Gender, Humanitarian Access, humanitarian action, Innovation, Protection, human rights & security

Reimagining Girls’ Education: Solutions to Keep Girls Learning in Emergencies presents an empirical overview of what works to support learning outcomes for girls in emergencies. Research1 shows that girls in emergencies are disadvantaged at all stages of education and are more likely to be out-of-school than in non-emergency settings.i Girls are also struggling to learn: in fact, it is estimated that by 2030, one in five girls in crisis-affected countries will not be able to read a simple sentence.

This solutions book seeks to highlight promising evidence-based actions in education for decision makers who are designing and implementing interventions to support girls’ education in low and middle-income country humanitarian settings and settings where education has been interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. It documents practical examples of approaches that have been or are being tested, and from which lessons can be drawn. The overarching aim is that this evidence be used to inform programming in crises and support diverse stakeholders in mitigating the impact of emergencies on girls’ education.