COVID-19 is touching nearly every aspect of our lives, and its impact on adolescent girls will be felt for years to come.
The U.S. Government and the international development industry can play a critical role in minimizing the negative effects. However, an effective response means that adolescent girls have to be tracked in data collection and interventions must account for their needs. In addition, it requires the U.S. to acknowledge its successful recovery depends on other countries also responding to and recovering from the virus.
This Month's Articles:
As the pandemic forces 743 million girls out of school, smart investments from the U.S. will help adolescent girls return to school and decrease the risk of sexual exploitation, early pregnancy and child marriage.
The secondary effects of COVID-19 on vulnerable groups, such as adolescent girls, is having immediate and long-term impacts. Interviews with girls provide a glimpse into what they need right now to survive.
COVID-19 is disrupting the global fishing supply chain. Indonesia is seeking to capitalize on this moment, which requires taking the safeguarding of fish workers seriously.
In times like these we understandably look inward. But we cannot forget vulnerable communities, families, children and girls around the world. Right now is when they need us the most.