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Abuse and harassment driving girls off Facebook, Instagram and…

Largest ever global survey on online violence shows that one in five girls (19%) have left or significantly reduced use of a social media platform after being harassed, while another one in…
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Nine in ten girls experiencing anxiety due to COVID-19

New research from Plan International reveals that girls and young women are bearing the brunt of COVID-19’s secondary impacts, with 95% saying the pandemic has negatively impacted their lives.…
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Children vulnerable to trauma and anxiety in wake of Beirut…

Thousands of children could be at risk of developing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or anxiety following the Beirut explosion.
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Concern over bill normalising violence against girls and women…

Organisations working in Somalia are calling for a rejection of the newly-tabled bill, saying that it promotes and normalises violence against women and girls.
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73% of girls say gender-based violence biggest barrier to gender…

Girls are demanding a bigger and more active role in the United Nations’ Beijing+25 process.
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Thousands of families in Beirut in need of humanitarian assistance…

Thousands of women and children in Beirut are in desperate need of food, water and other vital assistance in the wake of Tuesday’s explosion.
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Beirut explosion: we’re on the ground assessing children’s…

In wake of the huge explosion in Beirut on Tuesday evening, Plan International is working with partners in Lebanon to assess the damage and what support children, their families and communities…
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COVID-19: Lockdown linked to high number of unintended teen…

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.
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Girls at risk as COVID-19 threatens to leave African children…

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.
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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…
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‘Shadow pandemic’ unfolding as girls’ health, rights and…

Millions at risk as sexual abuse, unintended pregnancies, child marriages spike under lockdown.
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Global artists come together to raise funds for girls affected…

30 influential artists have come together to  envision a new world with new rules for girls and women post-COVID 19.
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