Over the next 10 years, 13 million more girls will marry as children unless we accelerate our efforts to end the practice (UNFPA). This infographic provides a pathway to placing girls at the centre of the COVID-19 response and recovery. It illustrates these four key points:
- The COVID-19 pandemic is expected to exacerbate many of the complex factors that drive child marriage.
- Civil society organisations working at the community level are key actors in addressing the needs of adolescent girls during health crises.
- Over 80% of the Girls Not Brides membership work at the community level and are operating under pressure during these difficult times.
- Girls Not Brides member organisations need flexible funding and support in advocating to governments to prioritise girls' needs during their COVID-19 response and recovery.