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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.

The fragile state of unemployed youth during COVID-19

3 June 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has put millions of people worldwide out of work. In the Philippines, this has had a particular impact on young people.

COVID-19 vs Children's Rights op-ed

Will we listen to them?

1 June 2020

A joint op-ed about the impact of COVID-19 on children in Cambodia by Prashant Verma - Country Director of ChildFund Cambodia, Gwynneth Wong - Country Director of Plan International Cambodia, Elizabeth Pearce - Country Director of Save the Children International Cambodia, Sour Chankosom - Deputy National Director of SOS Children's Villages, Zoe De Melo - Project Manager of Terre des Hommes Netherlands and Daniel Selvanayagam -  National Director of World Vision International Cambodia. 

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
Mother helps her daughter wash her hands at one of the handwashing stations in Kibera

COVID-19: Supporting girls across Kenya

12 May 2020

As Kenya responds to the COVID-19 pandemic, girls' specific needs must not be overlooked, blogs Plan International Kenya Country Director, Kate Maina Vorley.

  • Kate-Maina Vorley - Country Director, Plan International Kenya
    Kate Maina Vorley
    Plan International Kenya Country Director

Ayúdenos a apoyar a las niñas y niños más vulnerables

7 May 2020

Es tiempo de reflexionar y pensar que hay personas que están pasando momentos complicados, con muchas limitaciones y que necesitan de nuestro apoyo. Si quieres ayudar y no sabes cómo, te invitamos a unirte a la iniciativa de Plan Internacional Honduras y donar un kit de alimento e higiene.

Con tu donación de L.500

People wear masks on the subway in China

Time for Change: COVID-19, Connectivity and Equality

6 May 2020

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. 
 

Plan International CEO Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen

Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen

Chief Executive Officer, Plan International
  • Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka
    Executive Director of UN Women

Plan International Philippines fights infodemic, targets vulnerable sectors, children and girls in COVID-19 response

4 May 2020