Adolescent Girls in Crisis: the Venezuelan migration

This report presents the experiences, voices, challenges and opportunities of Venezuelan refugee and migrant girls and adolescent girls in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru, from a feminist, intersectional and human rights perspective.


The purpose of this report is to amplify adolescent girls’ voices and make visible the risks to the protection of their rights, safety and integrity, as well as their experiences.

The report highlights their main needs, opportunities, desires, projects and dreams, with the aim of contributing to the guarantee of their rights in the context of the humanitarian crisis confronting these three countries, as part 
of Plan International’s ‘Girls in Crisis’ global research series.

To meet this objective, quantitative and qualitative data collection techniques were combined. First, 452 surveys were conducted with Venezuelan refugee and migrant girls and adolescents between 10 and 19 years of age in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. Then, semi-structured and in-depth interviews were conducted with 134 adolescent women over the age of 15 as well as 46 caregivers (93% women and 7% men). The entire process of collecting information was carried out through telephone calls due to the social isolation measures taken in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The socio-economic and political situation facing Venezuela, which has been considered a complex humanitarian crisis since 2014, has generated a high flow of refugees and migrants that has led to a serious human mobility crisis, 
which has never been seen before in the region.

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Education, Emergencies, Protection from violence, Child protection in emergencies, COVID-19, Education in emergencies, Gender-based violence