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International Day of the Girl Child: An M&G Webinar

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Girls and young women are the drivers of sustainable development and powerful agents of change. Evidence from around the world confirms that investing in girls and young women creates a ripple effect that yields multiple benefits, not only for individual women, but for families, communities, and countries. Yet, despite all we know, too many girls and young women are still held back by social norms and affected negatively by harmful cultural practices infl­uencing their right to education and opportunities. The International Day of the Girl Child focuses attention on the need to address the challenges girls face and to promote girls’ empowerment and the fulfilment of their human rights.

The socio-economic impact of Covid-19 and learning disruptions had devastating outcomes on girls. According to the five recent countries surveyed in the Connecting Classrooms for Global Learning (CCGL) Education Resilience research, teachers and school leaders highlighted an increase in incidents of abuse and exploitation, both within and outside the home. The British Council argues that girls’ education is the most powerful investment for our collective future. It states that the ripple effect of positive change occurs when a girl gets an education, this strengthens economies, reduces inequality and creates more opportunities for everyone to succeed.

UNFPA in partnership with the British Council and strategic partners will host an engaging webinar focused on the continued efforts to empower and leverage girls and young women towards attaining their full potential. 

Join UNFPA, the British Council and their partners in an engaging virtual dialogue on 11 October 2021 at 14h00 SAST proudly hosted by the Mail & Guardian. Reserve your place with this form.