COVID-19: Lockdown linked to high number of unintended teen pregnancies in Kenya
The wellbeing of thousands of girls in Kenya could be at risk with reports of huge numbers of unintended teen pregnancies since the start of COVID-19 lockdown.
Sahel crisis: Girls pushed to the brink by violence and trauma
Plan International’s research reveals how the ongoing violence in Mali and Burkina Faso is having a devastating impact on girls’ education, survival and safety.
Girls at risk as COVID-19 threatens to leave African children behind
A whole generation of children in Africa is at risk of being left behind due to COVID-19 with girls likely to suffer the most.
Coronavirus is making periods worse for girls and women
Severe shortages of products, a sharp rise in prices of pads and tampons, and lack of access to basic information and services about menstrual hygiene management is leaving girls and women worldwide struggling to manage their periods during COVID-19 lockdowns.
‘Shadow pandemic’ unfolding as girls’ health, rights and freedoms erode
Millions at risk as sexual abuse, unintended pregnancies, child marriages spike under lockdown.
Global artists come together to raise funds for girls affected by COVID-19
30 influential artists have come together to envision a new world with new rules for girls and women post-COVID 19.
Jordan sees increase in domestic violence, poor access to family planning
Girls and women in Jordan are at greater risk of gender-based violence due to COVID-19 lockdowns. They are also less able to access sexual and reproductive health services or earn an income, an assessment has found.
Surge in violence against girls and women in Latin America and Caribbean
Widespread lockdowns have resulted in horrific conditions where victims of violence and abuse have no one to turn to and nowhere to go.
Girls in Somalia subjected to door-to-door FGM
Girls in Somalia, forced to stay at home due to COVID-19, are now undergoing Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) in their homes.
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