Girls Education for Brighter Futures Post-COVID-19

by Graduate Women International (GWI), (formerly International Federation of University Women)
Girls Education for Brighter Futures Post-COVID-19


For 100 years, Graduate Women International has developed, coordinated and operated impactful global education, gender equality and empowering projects for women and girls around the world. Our vision is for 100% of girls and women in the world to achieve quality education beyond primary school to reach their highest potentials. The advocacy work and micro-projects held throughout the world remove the sociocultural, gender-related, and economic barriers girls face towards education endeavours.

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COVID has led to a global learning disruption of unprecedented scale causing the most significant threat in history to education. The closure of schools and universities and the critical digital learning crisis has disrupted the lives of an estimated 1.6 billion students globally. The pandemic threatens a seismic reversal of the hard-earned gains of millions more girls enrolling in primary and secondary school over the past two decades. Funding of education is record low levels. Help is needed.


Through cooperation with donors, the Girls Education for Brighter Futures Post-COVID programme will draw from GWI's rich history to develop, coordinate and manage advocacy projects and initiatives on local, national, and international levels that focus on building education back better, and address the digital learning crises during COVID recovery and beyond. The need for funding for education is at the centre of COVID recovery and transformation towards more equal and sustainable societies.

Long-Term Impact

Approximately 6000 women and girls globally have been positively impacted by the Graduate Women International various projects since 2015, and 30 projects have been successfully implemented since 2015 in 14 countries. Funding the GWI Girls Education for Brighter Futures programme will continue this positive impact on girls' education by helping thousands of girls and women with access to safe, quality education, realise increased gender equality and lifelong learning to break the poverty cycle.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


Project Leader:
Stacy Dry Lara
Versoix , Switzerland
$23,525 raised of $100,000 goal
326 donations
$76,475 to go
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