Girl Rising convenes global innovators and creators to address the global education crisis

Girl Rising convenes global innovators and creators to address the global education crisis

new York, September 16, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — During United Nations General Assembly week, policy leaders, educational innovators and young change agents in the fields of gender equality and climate justice will come together to address the current education crisis in Rewrite the futurehosted event Girl climbing on September 21 in the City University of New York Graduate Center. Girl Rising is an international non-profit organization known for its award-winning documentary of the same name and for using the power of storytelling to change the way the world values ​​girls and their education. Rewrite the future hosted in partnership with 1 million Teachers (1MT), horsepower, North East Children’s Trust (NECT) — an initiative led by its Vice President NigeriaHis Excellency Prof. Yemi Osinbajo.

Climate change, conflict and the COVID-19 pandemic have significantly affected girls’ education. Even before the pandemic, an estimated 129 million girls were out of school, according to UNICEF, and an additional 11 million girls are at risk of never returning to school after schools close. Rewrite the Future is an urgent call to action to invest in girls’ education for a fairer and more sustainable future.

“Bridging the gap in girls’ education is urgent now more than ever,” said Girl Rising CEO Christina Lowery“Unaddressed, the current education crisis can seriously affect communities, countries and the world as a whole. Girls’ education is one of the most powerful solutions to the cycles of poverty, inequality, conflict and climate change.”

The event will feature speakers such as the Governor of Borno State, NigeriaHer Excellency Babagana Umara Zulum, who will speak on the impact of the Boko Haram insurgency on girls and women in Nigeria. Girl Rising’s Future Rising Fellows, gender and climate justice advocates and storytellers, Hilda Flavia Nakabuye, Aunt Kennedy, Ayyomid Solankeand Lauren Ritchie will share stories and insights about the impacts of climate change on girls and the many ways that providing girls with quality, climate-informed education can save lives and make communities more sustainable and resilient. The event will be moderated by the award-winning journalist Chika Onduawhose work has been featured in The New York TimesThe Guardian, Al Jazeera, CNN, National Geographic and other news publications.

Nonprofit leaders from Girl Rising 1 MT partners and the Nigerian organization NECT will also share stories of teachers who are transforming education for girls in Nigeriaespecially in conflict areas.

“Rewrite the Future is a celebration of what’s possible when girls’ rights advocates put their heads together and when we draw our collective resources to tackle big global challenges like education, gender inequality and climate change,” said the founder and CEO of 1MT Hakeem Subair.

“We are optimistic that the conversations led by the prolific changemakers at this event will amplify girls’ voices and activate real, meaningful global change in girls’ education,” said Lowery.

Seats are limited. Registration is open at the following link:

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