London: Plan International, Plan International UK, 2020. 19 p.
Plan International UK
The pandemic is deeply affecting the environment in which girls and all children grow and develop. While children and young people’s health and mortality currently appears less impacted by Covid-19 than older adults, our experience shows that health crises such as this can disproportionately affect girls and all children in a number of ways. Their education will be interrupted, protective structures disrupted, and their families and communities placed under stress by health and economic burdens. Unless addressed, this will have a devastating impact on their longer-term wellbeing and resilience. This paper is based on a review of existing evidence and learning and Plan International experience as well as what we know to date about the Covid-19 impacts on girls and young women.
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