The Girl in the Pandemic

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.


Moderator: Claudia Mitchell, Distinguished James McGill Professor, Institute for Human Development and Well-being, McGill University




Relebohile Moletsane 

Professor and John Langalibalele Dube Chair in Rural Education

University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Jennifer Thompson

Postdoctoral Fellow

Center for Public Health CReSP, University of Montréal

Katherine L. Frohlich


l'École de santé publique et CReSP, Université de Montréal

Marianne Dupré-Deslandes






The voice of girls in the pandemic

L'incertitude de la pandémie by Marianne Dupré-Deslandes



coming soon.

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