The COVID-19 epidemic has given rise to an education crisis, given the deep and multiple forms of inequality of gender roots and implications, pointing to a Global Education Monitoring (GEM) report by UNESCO.
The COVID-19 epidemic, the possible increase in teenage pregnancies or potential marriages, the increase in gender-based violence during time spent at home due to the possibility of a class of girls dropping out of school or colleges, the harm caused to girls One of the many implications stated by UNESCO in the report is the shift to increased responsibilities of online education and household chores.
“Uncertainty over COVID-19-led constitutionalism and lethality worldwide to ban lockdowns, economic activities and the closure of universities and universities. In April, 91% of the global student population was affected in 19% of countries. COVID- The 19 epidemic has led to an education crisis, which is deep and fraught with many forms of inequality, some of which have gender roots and gender implications.
The report states that, while the range of implications is difficult to predict with accuracy, they need to be closely monitored.
“The first of these implications is the concern that extended-term families spent in the home during lockdown exacerbate gender-based violence. Whether such violence affects mothers or girls results in continuing girls’ ability to learn. Explicit. Second, sex and gender. It was found that violence with limited access to reproductive health, policing, justice, and social support services may affect violence, which may prolong early pregnancy.
The UNSECO report raised a red flag about the possible increase of pregnancy, which is likely to be early marriage, resulting in homes plunged deep into poverty due to an epidemic.
“There is an estimate that COVID-19 could lead to 13 million more child marriages over the next 10 years. Based on previous knowledge of the link between poverty and school attendance to reflect the potential impact of COVID-19 after dropout There have been attempts. “UNESCO suggests that 3.5 percent of adolescent girls of lower secondary school age and 4.1 percent of young women in higher secondary school in Sub-Saharan Africa are at risk of not returning to school.”
Citing the World Bank that girls aged 12 to 17 are at greater risk than boys not returning to school in low- and middle-income countries, the report recommended that countries accompany girls during the epidemic There is a need to recognize the need to maintain contact to support their eventual return to schools.
“Fourth, changes in online distance learning may harm girls. In low- and middle-income countries, women have 8 percent less than men with mobile phones and 20 percent Internet access. Less likely. Finally, school. Closure has led to increased childcare and increased responsibilities at home, causing more harm to girls.
He said, “A study of secondary school students in Ecuador during the lockdown showed that boys and girls were equally likely to continue their education in the morning, but girls worked more in the afternoon while boys engaged in leisure activities Had happened. “
COVID-19 has infected 3.91 crore people worldwide, claiming the lives of over 11 lakh people.
According to an estimate by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the closure of educational institutions around the world amid the outbreak of COVID-19 has severely affected over 154 million students.
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