Adolescent Girls in Crisis: Voices from the Sahel
‘I come from Timbuktu, but my family is now in Mopti, one of the areas most affected by the Sahel crisis. During all my life, I have seen girls and women in the Sahel, particularly in Mali, suffered gender inequalities that limited their protection and education. However, in these last eight years working in the Sahel region, I have observed with suffering how a complex and armed crisis forces families to separate, to flee, to abandon their livelihoods. I see how girls suffer the fear of the armed groups, child marriage and dropping out the school. Finally, in the last three months, I have also seen how all humanitarian efforts to protect these girls are even more at risk due to COVID-19 and its consequences.’ - Dr. Fatoumata Haidara, Sahel Director Plan International.
- Dr. Fatoumata HaidaraDirector for the Sahel Region, Plan International
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
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.
Tackling COVID-19: Lessons from China
As countries across the world grapple with rising fatalities, China has started to lift its lockdown. Plan International China Country Director, Haider Yaqub, gives an account of how his team assisted the Chinese authorities in their COVID-19 response and shares some valuable lessons for rest of the world.
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.
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.
- Stefania GianniniAssistant Deputy Director, UNESCO
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.
Adolescent girls in crises deserve better emergency responses
Now is the time to make humanitarian action work for them, not against them, writes Plan International’s Anne-Sophie Lois.
What Will It Take to Unlock Girls’ Potential to Speak Out?
On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and at the start of the 16 days of activism, Serap Altinisik, Head of Office and EU Representative of Plan International and Salomé Guibreteau, Policy and Advocacy Officer, reflect on EU actions for girls’ and young women’s agency.
- Salome GuibreteauPolicy and Advocacy Officer
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