International Day of the Girl

13-year-old Mairamou Zra and her family work their field, sowing groundnut near the Minawao camp for Nigerian refugees, Cameroon. The family forms part of the host community in the area around the camp, which hosts some 58,000 refugees from North East Nigeria. Photo: LWF/Albin Hillert
13-year-old Mairamou Zra and her family work their field, sowing groundnut near the Minawao camp for Nigerian refugees, Cameroon. The family forms part of the host community in the area around the camp, which hosts some 58,000 refugees from North East Nigeria. Photo: LWF/Albin Hillert

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Girls for a Future

The COVID-19 pandemic has had serious consequences for children worldwide, but especially for girls. School closures put especially girls at risk to not only lose out on education temporarily, but to drop out entirely, removing the opportunity to determine their own future. At the same time, the protection mechanisms which work in school are no longer in place.  LWF country programs in the past months have noted an increase in sexual and gender-based violence, early marriage and teen pregnancies which will likely become worse.

Online and on social media, LWF will share insights from the field, voices of girls and of LWF education and protection officers. Please share these insights, and support LWF’s work to empower girls.

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