As COVID-19 pushes hunger, gender-based violence and economic exclusion to new highs in Canada and around the world, bold new measures are needed to tackle the systemic weaknesses the pandemic has exposed, and to prepare for future shocks – whether from health crises, economic decline or the climate crisis.

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Al-Hareth school, one of the schools that held community dialogues to discuss quality of education at public schools in Yemen.

The education sector in Yemen has been badly affected by teachers’ absences, and school hours were reduced even before COVID-19. CARE is supporting schools in Yemen with awareness-raising programs and facilitates community dialogue as a part of the response to improve the education system and to support students to return to school.

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On this episode of 15 Minutes to Change the World, we speak with Beth Woroniuk – Policy Lead at Equality Fund. Beth highlights the long lasting impact that comes from investing in women and how COVID-19 threatens the progress that has been made towards equality around the world.

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