COVID-19: The Impact on Girls

Authored by: Plan International

Categories: Global Public Health
Sub-Categories: COVID-19, Human Development, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV), Sexual and Reproductive Health
Year: 2020
Citation: “COVID-19: The Impact on Girls.” Plan International, 2020.

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Executive Summary

The COVID-19 outbreak will deeply affect the environment in which children and young people grow and develop, from the earliest years to late adolescence. Girls, especially the most marginalised, will be particularly affected by the secondary impacts of the outbreak due to harmful social norms and double discrimination based on age and gender. To meet the needs of girls and to protect them globally our response will be equitable, gender-transformative and protective of human rights.