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Girls in Crisis: the Sahel

Adolescent Girls in Crisis: Voices from the Sahel

16 June 2020

This research was conducted with adolescent girls, their families and communities in the Sahel region of Burkina Faso and Mali where people struggle with a long, complex and violent crisis. Its primary focus is the rights and voices of adolescent girls.

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Adolescent Programming Toolkit

16 June 2020

The Adolescent Programming Toolkit has been designed to support frontline teams to work with and for adolescents in emergencies and protracted crises. It is based on programme evidence, numerous accounts from adolescents and good practices shared by frontline staff globally.

Welcome to your guide to the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (BPfA)

Beijing +25 Toolkit

10 June 2020

A guide to the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (BPfA) and how girl and youth-led groups can use it for advocacy.

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.

Living up to our commitment

19 May 2020

Girls and women are likely to be worst affected by the secondary impacts of COVID-19. The pandemic has the potential to derail and even reverse the gains made towards gender equality and girls’ rights in the last decade if not addressed. This publication includes case studies that show how our offices are contributing to gender-transformative change in the context of COVID-19. 

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. 

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Overview: Early childhood development

1 May 2020

Our goal is to ensure vulnerable and excluded young girls and boys in development and humanitarian settings get the care, supports and services needed to survive, grow up healthy and develop to their full potential – free from limiting gender norms and attitudes.