The majority of the world’s 773 million illiterate adults are women, according to Unesco. Girls are also reportedly twice as likely to not start school at all. With the Covid-19 pandemic, the gender gap in literacy has been exacerbated, with Unesco predicting that more than 11 million girls may never return to their classroom again.
How can societies bring girls and women back into schools, while giving access to those who have yet had the chance to receive an education? How can philanthropists and the private sector help governments and NGOs tackle the challenge of creating quantifiable and sustainable impact? And is education the silver bullet to narrowing the gender wage gap, particularly in less privileged communities across Asia?
Four speakers will discuss these questions and more during the January 21 edition of Cloud Talk, a webinar series by Generation T. The session is organised in partnership with Aide et Action, a French non-governmental organisation that aims to promote access to education and lifelong learning among the most vulnerable populations around the world in a collaborative and sustainable manner.
Through local projects in 19 countries, Aide et Action hopes to provide these groups with the tools and skills to eventually devise the solutions to these challenges on their own.