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Living Under Lockdown: Girls and COVID-19

Living Under Lockdown: Girls and COVID-19

Sharon Goulds
Publication Date
Thursday, April 30, 2020

"Many people do not have access to mass media, internet and other sources of information in the camp, so that they do not have enough information about COVID-19. As a result, false rumours are spreading..." - Habiba, age 24, Bangladesh, 2020

At the end of March 2020, some 743 million girls were out of school due to lockdowns imposed by governments in an effort to quell the spread of COVID-19, with serious risks to girls' well-being. By learning from past humanitarian crises and listening to girls during the COVID-19 pandemic, Plan International has worked to help protect girls as this crisis unfolds and to address long-term impacts. This report intends to amplify the voices of girls, scientists, and policymakers in calling for a more gendered analysis of the challenges presented by COVID-19.

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