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Girls in Crisis A Call to Action


Stand in solidarity with Girls in Crisis

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The coronavirus crisis is having a devastating impact across the world, but for the millions already living in refugee camps or conflict affected areas, it has meant a crisis on top of a crisis. Girls are among the worst affected in any crisis - their voices often the least heard, and their rights and needs left unmet.

By creating a 'paperchain of girls' to display in your window, you’ll be showing the world you stand in solidarity with girls living through crisis. Together, we can amplify these girls’ voices and encourage decision makers to listen to and engage with their demands.

To help address this, earlier this year we partnered with over 150 young people to create Our Vision: A Call to Action by Girls in Crisis - an eight-point action plan for change. We need world leaders to hear their call and #ListenToGirls. 

How to take part

Show your support by creating a paper chain of girls

Step 1

Download the simple instructions and make your ‘paperchain of girls’

Step 2

Hang your paper chain in your window

Step 3

Take a photo and post on social media using #ListenToGirls

The change young people want to see

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.


In refugee camps the current pandemic has led to reduced food provisions, cramped conditions making social distancing impossible and a lack of access to basic supplies such as soap. And with increases in gender-based violence, unpaid care burdens, and sexual exploitation – we know girls are bearing a significant brunt of this disaster. As the international community comes together to respond to and recover from this unprecedented global health crisis, we must ensure that girls are not forgotten in the response – especially girls living through crises. Now is the time for organisations, governments, donors and young people to work together to ensure girls’ demands are heard and become a reality. 

Amplify girls' voices

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