Adolescent girls in crisis: Voices from the Sahel.

Author:

Le Masson, V., Fordham, M., Fergus, I.

Editor:

Date:

2020

Region:

Africa

Theme:

Gender and Humanitarian Crises

Language:

English

Publisher:

Full Harvard Reference:

Le Masson, V., Fordham, M., Fergus, I. (2020). Adolescent girls in crisis: Voices from the Sahel (Technical report). Plan International, UCL Centre for Gender and Disaster & UNFPA. pp. 1-24.

The Adolescent Girls in Crisis series is informed by and centred upon the voices and experiences of girls at risk. This report focuses on the protracted crisis in the Sahel region and talks to girls and young women affected by violence and insecurity in Burkina Faso and Mali. The findings of this report indicate that the needs of these girls are unseen and unmet, including to the need to access sexual and reproductive health information. The report concludes by calling on governments and the international community to prioritise peace-building negotiations alongside tackling gender-based discrimination through community mobilisation.