Through her lens: The impact of COVID-19 on Filipino girls and young women

This study analyses the impact of COVID-19 on Filipino girls and young women aged 13 to 24 years old.

Girls and young women in humanitarian contexts are known to face exacerbated and differing risks, including exploitation and abuse.

In recognition of the risks faced by girls, women, and diverse populations in these contexts, Plan International Philippines conducted a study to gather perception of girls and young women aged 13 – 24 years old on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on various aspects of their lives including health, education and economic opportunities.

Through an online survey, girls and young women from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao provided information on their perception of the effects of COVID-19 on various areas of their lives.

Data on areas such as child protection, gender-based violence, risk communication, decision-making, and leadership were also collected. The information allowed the researchers to obtain respondents’ insights into these areas and to draw recommendations from girls and young women themselves.

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Emergencies, COVID-19