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COVID-19 has exacerbated an existing learning crisis, leaving 1 billion children and young people at risk of falling behind.

Why we must prioritise education as we build back from COVID-19

17 December 2020

COVID-19’s impact on access to and quality of education for children and young people all around the world grows daily. Girls, young women and the most marginalised will be worst affected. We must not let them fall behind.

  • Kevin Nascimento - Deployable Education in Emergencies Specialist
    Kevin Nascimento
    Deployable Education in Emergencies Specialist
Youth activist, Angelica Ojinnaka and IPU Secretary General Martin Chungong

For a fairer future, girls must help design decision-making processes

2 November 2020

Youth Activist Angelica Ojinnaka and the Inter-Parliamentary Union's Martin Chungong make the case for an overhaul in decision-making processes so girls and young women are no longer excluded.

Digital participation in decision-making could help young people claim power

How youth groups can claim power digitally during COVID-19

27 July 2020

COVID-19 has smashed the status quo: young people must now raise their voices in digital decision-making spaces.

  • Grace Hunt
    Campaigns Assistant
Girls Get Equal advocate Swostika from Nepal.

How girls are taking the lead during COVID-19

22 July 2020

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!

  • Khadijah Turner
    Campaign Officer
Girl at an accelerated learning centre, Diffa region.

Education Under Attack – Sahel girls need action on safe schools

8 July 2020

Girls in the Sahel region value education, but lack of action towards safe schools in conflict areas is leading to devastating, life-altering impacts for a generation of students.

  • Daouda Diarra
    Education in Emergencies Specialist
The adolescent girls programming toolkit gives recommendations on mitigating the lasting effects of COVID-19 on refugees and displaced girls.

COVID-19 and beyond: a new approach for girls in crisis

19 June 2020

Recommendations from consultations with girls and women who are refugees or internally displaced, on preventing the longer-term consequences of COVID-19.

  • Lotte Claessens
    Lotte Claessens
    Technical Advisor - Adolescents in Emergencies, Plan International Sweden

Refugee and displaced girls have hope despite COVID-19

18 June 2020

Action for refugee and displaced girls must involve consulting them on both issues and solutions. A blog by Sharon Chikanya and Richard Sandison of the Centre of Excellence: Girls in Displaced Settings.

  • Sharon Chikanya and Richard Sandison
    Plan International Centre of Excellence for Girls in Displaced Settings.
Saafatou, 15, from Niger, is making masks to sell to help keep her community safe.

We must protect girls and women from the lasting economic impacts of COVID-19

1 June 2020

We rely on women during crises. Their commitment must be seen and rewarded, blogs Maria McLaughlin, Senior Policy and Advocacy Advisor for Economic Empowerment.

  • Maria McLaughlin
    Senior Policy and Advocacy Advisor for Economic Empowerment
We must support young children and parents throughout COVID-19 for communities to thrive in the difficult years to come.

Keeping young children on the agenda during COVID-19

29 April 2020

We must support young children and parents throughout COVID-19 for communities to thrive in the difficult years to come, explains Programme Manager, Viktor Kjeldgaard Grønne of Plan BØRNEfonden Denmark.

  • Viktor Kjeldgaard Grønne, Programme Manager, Plan International Denmark
    Viktor Kjeldgaard Grønne
    Programme Manager, Plan BØRNEfonden Denmark.