Stand with adolescent girls and young women during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic

  • A Advocacy Campaign/Project

Key Information

The global pandemic COVID-19 lays bare and exacerbates existing inequalities. For adolescent girls and young women in many places, this means that the harmful impacts of patriarchy and gender inequality – including child, early and forced marriage and unions – are magnified and intensified. In this joint statement, we call on funders of all types and sizes to stand with adolescent girls and young women during and after this global pandemic. This statement is by the Child, Early and Forced Marriage and Unions and Sexuality Working Group.

Lead Implementing Organization(s)



Government Affiliation

Non-governmental program


2020 -

Ministry Affiliation



Not applicable or unknown

COVID-19 Response

New for COVID-19

Areas of Work Back to Top

Education areas


  • School-related gender-based violence

Cross-cutting areas

  • Adolescent pregnancy/childbearing
  • COVID-19 Response
  • Early/child marriage
  • Emergencies and protracted crises
  • Gender equality
  • Other aspects of sexual and reproductive health

Program participants

Target Audience(s)

Girls (both in school and out of school)


Not applicable or unknown

School Enrolment Status

Some in school

School Level

Not applicable or unknown

Other populations reached

Not applicable or unknown

Participants include

Not applicable or unknown

Program Approaches Back to Top

Life skills education

  • Comprehensive sexuality education (CSE)
  • Gender, rights and power


  • Other activities to end child marriage (not captured above)

Program Goals Back to Top

Education goals

  • Increased primary school completion
  • Increased re-enrolment in school among out-of-school children
  • Increased secondary school completion
  • Increased years of schooling

Cross-cutting goals

  • Improved sexual and reproductive health
  • Reduced adolescent pregnancy/childbearing
  • Reduced child marriage