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.