Bringing together the Circles:
A discussion between feminist adolescent leaders and INGOs on taking gender equitable EiE ideas to actions
Transform Education (TE), hosted by UNGEI, held consultations in 2021 in 4 countries with 94 girls affected by crisis and conflict to understand their needs. TE is now in a phase to take the learning from the consultation to the next step – concrete actions – to respond to adolescent girls’ needs.
One resource identified by TE to support their feminist and youth-led adolescent girl-informed EiE work is the EiE-GenKit. Developed by UNGEI with funding and support from Education Cannot Wait and INEE, the EiE-GenKit was recently piloted by Plan International South Sudan and Uganda Country Offices.
This event will bring together the circles of traditional humanitarian actors that are championing gender equality in EiE and girls-led organizations, identifying collective challenges and unique opportunities for each type of actor to listen to and take action with girls in crises to address needs and break down barriers.
The event will be moderated by Transform Education’s Rita Audi and joined by Education Cannot Wait’s Executive Director, Yasmine Sherif, and UN Girls Education Initiative’s Director, Antara Ganguli.
Panelists include key youth activists from SheLeads Kakuma and Youth for EiE, as well as senior staff from Plan International South Sudan and Uganda Country Offices. Panelists will share about their present innovations and future ideas, needs, and efforts to promote gender equality in EiE. INEE leadership will make reflections at the event’s closing.