IT'S VITAL WE #LISTENTOGIRLS
THEY ARE THE EXPERTS IN THEIR OWN LIVES
At the beginning of the year we partnered with girls and young women living through crises – Congolese refugees in Rwanda, South Sudanese refugees in Northern Uganda and girls living in conflict-affected North East Nigeria. Each location represented a different experience of what it’s like to be a girl living through conflict, disaster or displacement. We now have an eight-point plan for change developed through youth-led focus group sessions, a vision outlining their demands for a better future.
The coronavirus pandemic makes this call to action more urgent than ever. With increases in gender-based violence, unpaid care burdens, and sexual exploitation – we know girls are bearing a significant brunt of this disaster. Now is the time to work together to ensure girls’ demands are heard and become a reality.