When Schools Shut: Gendered Impacts of COVID-19 School Closures
Description: School closures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 have caused unprecedented disruption for nearly 1.6 billion learners across the globe. Beyond alarming effects on learning loss and school dropout, they pose an immediate and long-term threat to gender equality, with gender-specific effects on health, well-being and protection.
This publication exposes these impacts and calls for effective strategies to ensure education continuity, promote gender equality and improve lives and futures.
Published on: 2021 Published by: UNESCO Language: English