The Girl in the Pandemic



Moderated by: Claudia Mitchell
Distinguished James McGill Professor in the Department of Integrated Studies with the Faculty of Education at McGill University

Relebohile Moletsane
Professor and John Langalibalele Dube Chair in Rural Education, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Eleni Nash
Gender Officer, Agricultural Transformation Through Stronger Vocational Education, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Hannah Pugh
Project Coordinator, Agricultural Transformation Through Stronger Vocational Education, Dalhousie University

Jennifer Thompson
Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Public Health CReSP, University of Montréal

Katherine L. Frohlich
Professor, Ecole de Santé Publique et CReSP, Université de Montréal

Marianne Dupré-Deslandes
Student, UQAM

Some have referred to the current Covid-19 crisis as a “tale of two pandemics” in reference to both the obvious health issues and the pervasive gender inequalities that have become exacerbated. All around the world, girls and young women are facing increasing levels of precariousness. In this talk, our speakers from Quebec, South Africa and Ethiopia, will highlight how the question becomes one of how to address these new contexts. They will also speak to how critical it is that we learn with and from girls and young women in a time of distancing, and when our efforts could do more harm than good.


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