Education Under Attack – Sahel girls need action on safe schools
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 DiarraEducation in Emergencies Specialist
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.
COVID-19 and beyond: a new approach for girls in crisis
Recommendations from consultations with girls and women who are refugees or internally displaced, on preventing the longer-term consequences of COVID-19.
- Lotte ClaessensTechnical Advisor - Adolescents in Emergencies, Plan International Sweden
Refugee and displaced girls have hope despite COVID-19
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 SandisonPlan International Centre of Excellence for Girls in Displaced Settings.
We must protect girls and women from the lasting economic impacts of COVID-19
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 McLaughlinSenior Policy and Advocacy Advisor for Economic Empowerment
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.
- Phumzile Mlambo-NgcukaExecutive Director of UN Women
Keeping young children on the agenda during COVID-19
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 GrønneProgramme Manager, Plan BØRNEfonden Denmark.
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.
Violence against girls and women risks being COVID-19’s invisible catastrophe
Evidence from COVID-19 affected countries and research into girls in other recent crises suggests an impending invisible catastrophe.
- Joanna ShepherdPolicy and Advocacy Advisor