No school: Hear from 9 girls around the world

By Jessica Souza
August 12, 2020

COVID-19 has closed schools all around the world. And girls everywhere are trying to adjust to the new normal.

Girls here in America. In Australia. In Guatemala. In Zimbabwe.

Girls who are hoping to start college soon. Girls who are just hoping to stay in school at all.

Girls who are activists. Girls who are refugees.

How are their experiences the same? How are they different?

Let’s have them tell you in their own words:

For many girls, an interruption like this can be devastating. Adolescent girls in vulnerable communities are the most at risk for permanently dropping out of school.

If they do drop out, their futures will look drastically different. All that they’ve worked so hard for is in jeopardy.

The reality is: Some girls will bounce back after the pandemic. But many in developing countries will be set back.

We can’t allow the unraveling of decades of progress for girls’ equality.

You can help stop the setback today. Please don’t wait — every day that girls are out of school is another day that they’re taking a step backwards.

Stop the setback