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Girls often go unseen and unheard in times of crisis and everyday inequalities are made worse. In honour of #WorldRefugeeDay we’re amplifying the voices of girls living in crisis settings and sharing their stories.
The fourth instalment in the series,' Adolescent Girls in Crisis: Voices from Beirut' is a joint report by Plan International and Monash University’s Gender, Peace and Security research centre, focussing on adolescent girls who are refugees in a city, particularly in the context of Lebanon.
For a family like Helena’s living through the South Sudan crisis, these everyday items have been life-changing.
Disasters disproportionately affect those who are already held back by society and when they strike girls are often overlooked, and critically so.
The Lake Chad Crisis is one of the world’s most severe humanitarian emergencies. We spoke to adolescent girls living through it.
One year on, girls are finding strength through forging fierce friendships.
Almost a million Rohingya fled Myanmar and live in camps in Bangladesh. We spoke to girls caught up in this crisis.
Our recent report with Monash University aims to bring forward the voices of adolescent girls living in South Sudan, their struggles, their fears and hopes for the future.
Over half those who have fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar are children.
Using plastic and wood to make toys, Rohingya children are finding ways to play and be kids in extraordinary circumstances.
Rohingya couple Dilara and Rahimullah grapple with this question every day.
With every day uncertain for Syrian refugees in Jordan, we interviewed woman and girls on their hopes and dreams for a peaceful future.
Mary spent three years searching for her two sons who were kidnapped by Boko Haram. A month ago, she was finally reunited with her boys.
I could have been at a parenting class anywhere in the world. No sense of pain from a brutal war. No sense of hardship faced as a refugee. Just a bunch of mums chit-chatting about being mums.
Storytelling has always been an important part of Ethiopian culture, but refugee life has a way of threatening even the most entrenched traditions.
Boko Haram, whose name means “Western education is forbidden” in the original Hausa, has made no secret of its strong opposition to education.
Famine has been declared in South Sudan. Here's what you need to know.
For Syrian children forging a new life, schooling and psychosocial support can provide friendship, community and a sense of belonging to help them feel safe and be kids.
Being a teenage girl is tough. Being a teenage girl refugee is infinitely tougher.
The violence in South Sudan is leading to a children’s crisis.
For many Syrian women and girl refugees, exploitation, abuse and sexual harassment is a daily threat.