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Swataleem presentation

Resilience in the times of COVID: SwaTaleem's experience with Rural Adolescent GIrls

Event Type
Lecture
Sponsor
Women and Gender in Global Perspectives Program with Center for Global Studies
Location
https://illinois.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_uuVGbKsQSNOSIb6wn7uy4g
Virtual
wifi event
Date
Oct 11, 2021   9:00 am  
Speaker
Vaibhav Kumar (COO at SwaTaleem), Dipti (Warden School- KGBV Nuh-uh, Mewat), Arzoo (Program Lead at SwaTaleem), Divya (10th grade student), Habeeba (10th grade student)
Cost
Free and open to the public
Registration
Registration
Contact
Tim Pollack
E-Mail
tpollack@illinois.edu
Views
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Originating Calendar
Women and Gender in Global Perspectives Program (WGGP)

An estimated 10 million girls in India may not return to school when they reopen after the second wave of COVID-19 earlier this year. Furthermore, there will be an increase of more than 30 million child brides in the next decade globally, due to COVID-19 (UNESCO, 2020). Girls aged 12-17 are at particular risk of dropping out of school (India Education Diary, 2021).In this seminar we will speak directly with girls from rural India and their teachers to understand how COVID-19 affected India, and in particular, girls' education which has been at the forefront in the Global South. We will also speak with grassroots team members and co-founder of the non-profit SwaTaleem to understand how girls and other stakeholders responded at this time. This event is part of the Global Intersections project series.

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