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Girls in Crisis: Venezuelan Girls' Voices from the Migration

2 June 2021
Join the virtual event with insights on the latest research of Plan International on 21 June at 16:00 CET!

In a nutshell

  • What: Research findings: Girls in Crisis - Venezuelan Girls' Voices from the Migration
  • When: 16:00-17:30 CET, 21 June 2021
  • Where: Online - Registered attendees will receive the access link prior to the event
  • How can I register? It's free, quick and easy, just click here.

The Venezuelan Crisis

Venezuela faces a severe crisis which has forced 5.5 million Venezuelans leaving their country. Colombia, Ecuador and Peru are among the states that have welcomed most displaced Venezuelans. This crisis has been particularly affecting displaced girls, adolescents and women. They are at risk of sexual and other forms of gender-based violence, labour and sexual exploitation and they often lack access to basic health, sexual and reproductive health, education, jobs and housing services. After the start of the pandemic, the situation has worsened even more.

Decision-makers, civil society and journalists need a better understanding and evidence-based data on the reality of displaced Venezuelans.

The event

On 21 June 2021, the EU Office of Plan International is inviting you to a virtual event that will share exclusive insights on our upcoming report on “Girls in Crisis” within the Venezuelan crisis. The research presents the needs, risks and expectations of Venezuelan refugee and migrant girls and adolescents in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru, all with one goal: to amplify their voices and their perception of life under the crisis. Join us for a discussion on the main findings of the research and for you to share your reflections and questions.

Register now!

Programme sneak peek

We are excited to share with you a sneak peek into our programme! From institutions to civil society and journalists, this is going to be the place to learn about the needs of Venezuelan girls and young women refugees and how the EU can best support them. We are very happy to welcome speakers and panellists from:

  • DG ECHO, European Commission
  • Government of Norway
  • Permanent representation of Sweden to the EU
  • Plan International South America

Last but not least, journalist Steven Grattan, reporting on the Venezuelan migration crisis and featured in The Washington Post, The Guardian, Reuters, Al Jazeera, BBC and The New Humanitarian, will be joining the panel from Colombia.

More announcements will come in the coming days but, in the meantime, why wait? Register now!

Who is this event for?

The event will be a space for European decision-makers, civil society, researchers and activists interested in knowing more about the impact of the Venezuelan crisis on girls and young women.

Why should I join the event?

Simply put: you should join to learn from others and to allow others to learn from you. Our aim is to provide an open space for dialogue and debate, as well as share the latest research on the Venezuelan crisis with decision-makers and civil society.

How can I register for the event?

Registering is free of charge and only takes a few seconds! Please register by 18 June to make sure you receive the access link prior to the event, as well as information related to your participation.

Register now!

Questions? Comments?

Don’t hesitate to reach out to us! Send an email to Marcia Banasko at

* This page will be ongoingly updated updates on the programme, speakers, practical information and more.