Gender inequality in their homes and communities
Poverty and rising prices brought on by COVID-19 mean many families can’t afford food. These knock-on effects of the pandemic, plus conflict, and the climate crisis, together are creating a “perfect storm” threatening more droughts and food shortages.
Save the Children is working alongside communities to provide life-changing assistance to children. Our hunger and nutrition programs help millions every year. But we can’t do it alone.
Unequal responsibility for household work
Yet, in early childhood, gender disparities start out small. Girls have higher survival rates at birth, are more likely to be developmentally on track, and are just as likely to participate in preschool. Among those who reach secondary school, girls tend to outperform boys in reading across every country where data are available.