Gender-responsive Education in the Context of COVID-19

Framework and Progressive Standards for South Asia




Despite promising progress towards universal primary and basic education, the number of out-of-school children in South Asia were staggering even before COVID. The framework highlights the gender-responsive strategies and actions that can be carried out at school and in alternative education settings for building the pre-pandemic political momentum for equal, equitable, and inclusive education opportunities for all. The conceptual model is designed with a whole-of system, cross-sectoral, and holistic child-centered way highlighting the focus on the system-level drivers determining policies, funding, and coordination needs between public, private and civil society actors. It also refers to the need for cohesive and coherent communication of evidence, advocacy, and outcomes relating to inequities in girls and boy’s education and acknowledging that for girls and boys to realise their full potential, their health, protection, and learning needs should be addressed together.


Author: Chris Henderson


Publication date: December 2020