‘Girls vulnerable to dropout’: Education advocate highlights the gendered impact of school closures

Education initiative, the Zero Dropout Campaign, is highlighting research from past crises to raise awareness around the impact Covid-19 school closures may have on South Africa’s girls.

“Protracted school closures exacerbate gender inequalities,” Merle Mansfield, the campaign’s programme director tells Parent24, adding that due to increased domestic responsibilities, teen pregnancy and exposure to sexual exploitation, “girls are particularly vulnerable to dropout”.

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