Since schools closed in late March, the number of reported cases of Gender Based Violence (GBV) against girls has more than doubled. Only a third of survivors are receiving appropriate health and psychosocial services. Far fewer ever see justice. For most, it is the end of their education.
The aftershocks of COVID-19 in Zimbabwe are threatening gains made in Girls’ Education. World Vision calls on partners in Zimbabwe to:
- Urgently ensure continued learning for marginalised learners while schools are closed
- Communicate clear plans to renew the hope of girls and communities in education
- Monitor and enforce the Education Amendment Act as schools re-open
- Provide re-entry support to pregnant girls and young mothers to return to school
- Provide non-formal pathways for girls who do drop-out to achieve skills and qualifications
- Meet all the recommendations in the World Vision Global Aftershocks Report: Access Denied