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Inclusive quality education: the key to climate and gender justice…

Inclusive gender-responsive education is fundamental for progress towards climate and gender justice. 
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How youth groups can claim power digitally during COVID-19

COVID-19 has smashed the status quo: young people must now raise their voices in digital decision-making spaces.
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How girls are taking the lead during COVID-19

The world has been turned upside down by the COVID-19 crisis but in these unprecedented times, we have once again been shown who runs the world… girls!
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COVID-19: How cash transfers can save lives and livelihoods

Protecting livelihoods can save lives during COVID-19 response, blogs Cash Based Programme in Emergencies Specialist Syed Mohammed Aftab Alam.
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We must protect girls and women from the lasting economic impacts…

We rely on women during crises. Their commitment must be seen and rewarded, blogs Maria McLaughlin, Senior Policy and Advocacy Advisor for Economic Empowerment.
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Time for Change: COVID-19, Connectivity and Equality

As societies go into lockdown, girls and women are more vulnerable than ever to damaging exclusion. Connectivity is a right and a vital lifeline for millions. 
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Why we need more biased technology

On Girls in ICT Day 2020, Plan International's Nora Lindstrom examines why technology discriminates against girls and women and what needs to change.
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Violence against girls and women risks being COVID-19’s invisible…

Evidence from COVID-19 affected countries and research into girls in other recent crises suggests an impending invisible catastrophe. 
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Girls Get Equal in the COVID-19 crisis

A message from our Head of Campaigns, Sarah Carson about the Girls Get Equal campaign in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. 
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Pushing for equality for girls in the age of COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds, Plan International CEO Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen reflects on the effects on girls across the globe, and what must be done to mitigate them. 
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COVID-19 School Closures Around the World Will Hit Girls Hardest…

As COVID-19 forces school closures in 185 countries, Plan International and UNESCO warn of the potential for increased drop-out rates which will disproportionately affect adolescent girls.
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Tackling COVID-19: Lessons learnt from Ebola

Six years ago, the Ebola outbreak in West Africa killed more than 11,300 people.  Now, the world is grappling with COVID-19 pandemic, the biggest health crisis of a generation. 
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