The theme for International Day of Education 2021 was "Recover and Revitalize Education for the COVID-19 Generation".
The COVID-19 pandemic forced schools and universities to close across the world, disrupting the education of billions of learners. The 2021 celebration aimed to stress this devastating impact and ensure educational issues were prioritized in the global pandemic recovery.
We have conducted secondary analyses of the Violence Against Children and Youth Surveys (VACS) to understand the prevalence, consequences, and gender-specific experiences of violence in and around schools.
The COVID-19 lockdowns around the U.S. have exacerbated what was already a widespread problem gripping our nation: the trapping of children at home with sexual abusers.
The pandemic affords a unique opportunity to create better and safer schools in our communities.
Together for Girls and partners hosted a Solutions Summit side event. Global leaders, experts, and youth activists shared the latest data on violence in school settings and highlighted school-based interventions for catalyzing broader social change to end violence.