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.
- Grace HuntCampaigns Assistant
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!
- Khadijah TurnerCampaign Officer
Rising above COVID-19: An 18-year-old girl’s journey
Girl on the Frontline
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
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.
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
A teacher who never stops learning
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