The COVID-19 pandemic is creating new dangers for girls and women – particularly those who are refugees or internally displaced. Experience tells us that adolescent girls are most affected by any crisis: they often live in fear of experiencing violence, lack freedom of movement and have limited access to school, friends and health care. Girls have limited control and power over their lives and are less likely to meet their needs during a crisis compared to boys.
However, evidence shows that adolescents are still invisible in global efforts to stop the spread the virus. In this pandemic response, as in so many other crises, there is too little attention to the lives and rights of girls and young women, particularly those who are displaced or living in vulnerable communities. At Plan International we are committed to change this and improve humanitarian action with and for adolescents. Our new Adolescent Programming Toolkit provides an innovative framework for adolescent programming and girls’ empowerment in crisis settings.
Lees hier de blog van Lotte Claessens over de omstandigheden van meisjes en jonge vrouwen in crisissituaties en de hulpverlening vanuit PLAN International op dit gebied. Lotte Claessens is Technical Advisor - Adolescents in Emergencies, Plan International - Zweden
Foto: De foto staat in de nieuwe Toolkit van PLAN International