Coronavirus Fallout: Impact of School Closures on Girls in India

Post date:

Author:

Category:

Amid the many impacts of implementing the world’s biggest lockdown, India’s cohort of adolescents (aged 10-19)—the largest in the world—face unique challenges as schools close across the country. (World Bank Photo)

At 21-day lockdown in India has halted operations for all but essential services—bringing a country with a population of upwards of a billion to a grinding halt.  

Amid the many impacts of implementing the world’s biggest lockdown, India’s cohort of adolescents (aged 10-19)—the largest in the world—face unique challenges as schools close across the country. 

Over 47 percent of India’s adolescent population are girls who, under normal circumstances, face significant gendered barriers with respect to accessing essential services on a daily basis. While we have only just begun to unravel the social and economic impact of the COVID-19 crisis, it…

Continue Reading Source

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

STAY CONNECTED

20,671FansLike
2,365FollowersFollow
0SubscribersSubscribe

INSTAGRAM

How Parents Can Reframe Screen Time as a Tool for Good

Screen time: a term that has sadly become loaded with guilt and shame. Working parents have enough pressure on themselves, and the last...

Weekly Pulse: Pandemic Updates and the Potential for Positivity

For The Weekly Pulse (a revisit of an old Ms. column!), we’ve scoured the most trusted journalistic sources—and, of course, our Twitter feeds—to...

Celebrating AbbVie’s 2020 Working Parents of the Year

For more than 30 years, Working Mother's 100 Best Companies list has set the bar in their evaluation of corporate benefits and policies...