Manual/Handbook/Guide

Disability and COVID-19: Guidance note for projects

Published by
Girls' Education Challenge, UKaid
Published
Topic(s)
Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Gender
Inclusive Education - Disability

Key messages

  • COVID-19 raises the potential for an increase in stigma, discrimination and rights violations against girls with disabilities in the countries in which the GEC operates – remember that existing barriers will still be there
  • Girls with disabilities face high safeguarding risks (e.g. gender-based violence (GBV), isolation, lack of information and exploitation)
  • 'One size fits all’ approaches to learning in this emergency situation are unlikely to reach girls with disabilities – they will need more targeted assistance
  • It is really important to maintain connections with families/households to make re-entry into education more likely.