Girl Rising Convenes Global Innovators and Changemakers to Address the Global Education Crisis

Girl Rising Convenes Global Innovators and Changemakers to Address the Global Education Crisis

NEW YORK, September 16, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — During United Nations General Assembly week, gender equality and climate justice policy leaders, education innovators and young changemakers will come together to tackle the current education crisis in Rewrite the futurean event organized by Girl rising On September 21 at the New York City University Graduate Center. Girl Rising is an international nonprofit known for its award-winning documentary about its namesake and for using the power of storytelling to change the way the world values ​​girls and their education. Rewrite the future is hosted in partnership with 1 million teachers (1MT), HP, North East Children’s Trust (NECT) — an initiative led by the Vice President of NigeriaHis Excellency Prof. dr. Yemi Osinbajo.

Climate change, conflict and the COVID-19 pandemic have significantly impacted 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 going back to school after school closures. Rewrite the Future is an urgent call to action to invest in girls’ education for a more equitable and sustainable future.

Bridging the gap in girls’ education is now more urgent than ever, says Girl Rising CEO Christina Lowery“If left unchecked, the current education crisis could have serious consequences for 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 Borno State Governor, NigeriaHis Excellency Babagana Umara Zulum, who will speak on the effects 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, Tia Kennedy, Ayomide Solankeand Lauren Ritchie will share stories and insights about the impacts of climate change on girls, and the many ways in which providing girls with quality, climate-informed education can save lives and make communities more sustainable and resilient. The event will be moderated by an award-winning journalist Chika Oduahwhose work is included in The New York TimesThe Guardian, Al Jazeera, CNN, National Geographic and other news media.

Non-profit leaders from Girl Rising’s partners 1 MT and the Nigerian organization NECT will also share stories of teachers promoting girls’ education in Nigeriaespecially in conflict areas.

“Rewrite the Future is a celebration of what is possible when girls’ rights advocates come together and use our collective resources to tackle major global challenges such as education, gender inequality and climate change,” said 1MT Founder and CEO Hakeem Subair.

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

The places are limited. Registration is currently open via the following link:

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