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In Double Jeopardy: Adolescent Girls and Disasters

Overview

Disasters and crises have a negative effect on everyone involved. People die and are injured, lose their families and their livelihoods. But if you are female, and particularly if you are an adolescent, disasters and crises may put you at greater risk than if you are male; especially in those societies where girls are already less privileged than their brothers.

As Plan International released their latest State of the World's Girls Report 2013: "In Double Jeopardy: Adolescent Girls and Disasters",Plan International EU Office is offering a summary of the report and formulating recommendations to the EU to ensure that the European Institutions work on adapting their humanitarian aid and policies to the specific needs of adolescent girls.

Executive Summary

Executive Summary

Plan International released their latest State of the World's Girls Report 2013: "In Double Jeopardy: Adolescent Girls and Disasters". Disasters and crises have a negative effect on everyone involved. People die and are injured, lose their families and their livelihoods. But if you are female, and particularly if you are an adolescent, disasters and crises may put you at greater risk than if you are male; especially in those societies where girls are already less privileged than their brothers. 

In this document, Plan International EU Office is offering a summary of the report and formulating recommendations to the EU to ensure that the European Institutions work on adapting their humanitarian aid and polciies to the specific needs of adolescent girls.