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Almost 10 months after the launch of the Online Safety in the Pacific report, children and young people in Solomon Islands came together to share their solutions for a safer online environment at the first ever National Youth Forum for Cyber Safety.
Zainab was forced out of university and into marriage when she was 17 years old, and she gave birth to her daughter a year later.
After participating in workshops with Plan International she gained a better understanding of gender equality, her rights, and the importance of education, which influenced her decision to pursue her dreams, despite the many barriers standing in her way.
Governments around the world have committed to eliminating child marriage by 2030, as part of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, and according to our latest research in the Asia-Pacific region, digital tech could play a critical role in making this a reality.
Periods don’t stop during a pandemic. For millions of girls around the world, being able to safely manage their periods and be free of the taboo and stigma associated with menstruation is vital to ensuring their human rights, health and dignity – and these are all under threat right now as COVID-19 continues to devastate the world.