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Periods in a Pandemic

28 May 2020

How the current implications of COVID-19 is exacerbating challenges for people who menstruate around the world, plus recommendations on how to include menstrual hygiene management within COVID-19 responses. 

Gradi, 19, is a Congolese refugee living in Dzaleka Refugee Camp, Malawi.

Close to contagion

22 May 2020

Evidence shows that the impact of COVID-19 on displaced and refugee girls and women – on their health, safety and opportunities for education and decent jobs – is making already difficult lives increasingly unendurable.

Phuc says goodbye to her daughter Yen Nhi as she sets off for her deliveries

COVID-19: Going Hungry

13 May 2020

On 21 April 2020, the World Food Programme warned that, unless swift action is taken, some 265 million people worldwide, double the numbers from the previous year, face acute food shortages. 

Fatima, 15, misses going to school after COVID-19 closures.

Living Under Lockdown: Girls and COVID-19

30 April 2020

COVID-19 and the efforts to suppress it will have an alarming impact on the lives and rights of girls and young women. Already treated as second class citizens in many countries, they are least likely to return to school or find a new job, and most likely to suffer abuse and violence at home when the protective umbrella of education and care systems are no longer in place.

Girl draws picture of the COVID-19 virus

COVID-19 Response Framework

29 April 2020

Our goal is to contribute to the prevention of the transmission of COVID-19 and reduce the social impact on the most vulnerable communities - particularly in refugee camps, displaced settings, urban slums and sponsorship communities across Plan International programme countries.

Girl washes hands in Solomon Islands

COVID-19: The impact on girls

23 April 2020

The COVID-19 outbreak will deeply affect the environment in which children and young people grow and develop. Girls, especially the most marginalised, will be particularly affected by the secondary impacts of the outbreak. This advocacy brief outlines these issues and what the international community must do to mitigate them.

Diverse and empowered girls: a practical guide for girl activists

Diverse and Empowered Girls: A practical guide for girl activists

30 March 2020

This guide is for girls who have something to say; girls who want to use their voices to fight injustice. Developed by girl activists, Las Simonas, this guide has been created to help guide your activism journey from personal processes, to collective action.

OPEN Plan: January 2020 cover

OPEN Plan: January 2020

20 March 2020

The theme of this edition of OPENPlan is protection from violence. This issue has a strong focus on gender-based violence and child protection, and the services that exist to support survivors.