How Covid 19 Threatens Education of Girls in Kenya – CSIS Podcast
Students around the world are struggling to return to school in the midst of the Covid-19 crisis, but these challenges are especially acute for vulnerable adolescent girls and young women in low income countries, where Covid-19 has magnified the barriers they already faced in getting an education, including HIV, economic hardship, gender-based violence, early marriage, and unintended pregnancy.
Hear Dr Kakenya Ntaiya speak with Janet Fleischman from the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSiS) about the impact of Covid-19 on her school students and how she and her staff successfully adapted to support them during this time. This episode looks at why education for girls, especially secondary education, is so critical for girls’ health and development, and how Covid-19 threatens their ability to go back to school
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