Wednesday September 22, 2021

Gender sensitive responses to education challenges

ISLAMABAD: Fajer Rabia Pasha, Executive Director, Pakistan Alliance for Girls Education (PAGE) has asked the government to timely plan and implement gender-sensitive responses to the current education challenges our country is facing due to COVID-19

Ms Pasha suggested this at the launching of the first Position Paper on “Covid 19 --- Impact on Girls' Education” organised here by PAGE. The paper offers an overview of the loss of learning and its correlated pressure on the economy and society.

Ms Pasha said that amidst the COVID -19 crisis, education across the world become a peculiar phenomenon. She observed that the closure of schools might be a momentary break for some students from which they will transpire again with better aspirations but for some children especially girls, it will completely jeopardise their bright futures forever.

She said the position paper will stimulate more debate in the public and in the development sector that will also benefit the policymakers in taking the decision. Ms Pasha expressed her gratitude to all the individuals and institutions which support girls education and vowed to continue to address the gender gap in education in Pakistan and devise solutions to overcome the broader socio-economic challenges faced by the girls.