Transforming Education in Crisis
Education is the key to liberation. It should not be barred in crisis or emergencies.
Transforming Education in Crisis - Beyond the Barriers is a project led by Transform Education, funded and supported by the Secondary Education Working Group. It aims to raise awareness on the needs and priorities of adolescents, as identified by adolescents themselves with a particular focus on secondary education. This project brings these issues to the attention of state actors and stakeholders to mobilize their support through girl led consultations and participatory solution making.
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Feminist activists across the globe are working assiduously to champion education demands and to advocate for a future that prioritises financing for girls’ education in crisis. We consulted with 94 girls, from four countries (Kenya, Palestine, Sierra Leone and Trinidad and Tobago), through 8 consultations.
Girls Take Lead
Young people are experts of their own realities. It is only through listening that we are able to learn of their experiences, allowing us all to work together to devise solutions that are inclusive and equitable.
We visited 4 territories that have been impacted by crisis to conduct girl-led consultations.
A total of 10 girls from a community school attended the consultation and highlighted the challenges girls face in education in Sierra Leone.
Two consultation circles with a total of 41 girls were organized in both West Bank and Gaza Strip, with the aim of highlighting the priorities, issues and aspirations of Palestinian adolescent girls.
Two consultation sessions (Kakuma 1 and Kakuma 3) brought together 27 young girls enrolled in secondary schools across the camp, who are between the ages of 17-24 from 7 different nationalities.
Trinidad and Tobago
World of Worth (WoW), Trinidad and Tobago, conducted three sessions with a total of 17 girls from across the country with ages ranging from 9 to 16.
Girls' Education in Crisis
With each passing year, the likelihood of young people in a crisis-affected context progressing to the next academic grade drops sharply.
Learn what young feminists are doing to advance gender equality through education.
Learning and Blooming Beyond Barriers
Saidah (he/him) is a Queer Caribbean womanist writer. He is also a performer, organiser and activist who advocates especially for Trans* youth. Saidah is committed to centering youth voices and incorporating decolonial and intersectional values in his work towards liberation.
About the Poem: The poem tells the story of girls in emergencies with strength similar to flowers. They use this to tackle challenges around receiving education.
Take action with us!
Through this social media and advocacy toolkit, we invite you to stand in solidarity with us to amplify the experiences of young girls across the globe as we continue to work towards gender equality through gender transformative education.