ISLAMABAD: Fajer Rabia Pasha, Executive Director, Pakistan Alliance for Girls’ Education (PAGE) has called on the government to plan in a timely manner and implement a gender-sensitive response to the current educational challenges facing our country because COVID-19
Ms. Pasha suggested this at the launch of the first Position Paper on “Covid 19 — Impact on Girls’ Education” held here by PAGE. This paper offers an overview of learning loss and correlated pressures on the economy and society.
Ms Pasha said that in the midst of the COVID -19 crisis, education throughout the world became a strange phenomenon. He observed that the closure of the school might be a momentary pause for some students from whom they would come back to life with better aspirations but for some children especially girls, it would really jeopardize their bright future forever.
He said the position paper would stimulate more debate in the community and in the development sector which would also benefit policy makers in making decisions. Pasha expressed her gratitude to all individuals and institutions that support the education of girls and pledged to continue to address gender gaps in education in Pakistan and find solutions to address the broader socio-economic challenges faced by girls.