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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

Rising above COVID-19: An 18-year-old girl’s journey

21 July 2020

Girl on the Frontline

10 July 2020

21-year-old Raquel is a youth advocate from the Philippines. A member of her local youth council, she has volunteered to protect her community from COVID-19. She is also conducting a survey to find out how women and children are being affected by the COVID-19 measures and restrictions in her country. 

Because of ALS, I started to dream

8 July 2020

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
Mother of sponsored child receives a cash grant from Plan International.

COVID-19: How cash transfers can save lives and livelihoods

8 July 2020

Protecting livelihoods can save lives during COVID-19 response, blogs Cash Based Programme in Emergencies Specialist Syed Mohammed Aftab Alam.

Aftab Alam

Syed Alam

Cash Based Programme in Emergencies Specialist (Global Lead), Plan International

Adolescent Girls in Crisis: Voices from the Sahel

30 June 2020

‘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.

Serap Altinisik

Plan International EU Office Head of Office | EU Representative
  • Dr. Fatoumata Haidara
    Director for the Sahel Region, Plan International

A teacher who never stops learning

30 June 2020