On March 22nd, Uganda’s health officials confirmed the first case of COVID-19 in Uganda. Although border regions take the brunt of COVID-19 cases in Uganda, impoverished slum communities within Kampala continue to struggle to have their basic needs met. In July, as lockdown and curfew protocols began to relax, the effects of the pandemic pressed on. Many families have completely lost their livelihoods, do not have access to proper sanitation measures, and lack adequate health resources and information. These harmful effects most severely impact women and girls.
Learn more at https://dandelionafrica.org/girls-for-leaders/ and https://dandelionafrica.org/boys-for-change/.
Covid-19 has continued to wreak havoc on the health, safety, and wellbeing of youth all over the world. With Kenyan schools closed until 2021, millions of girls are facing challenges that have only been amplified by the pandemic. While out of school, girls are at heightened risk for sexual and gender-based violence, pregnancy, anxiety, depression, and ongoing trauma.
We’re gearing up for International Day of the Girl on October 11—and we are thrilled to kick off the celebration by introducing you to our Adolescent Girls Advisory Council!
We firmly believe that girls are experts of their own lives—and brilliant feminist activists. So, who best to guide our work than girls themselves? Our Adolescent Girls Advisory Council plays a key role in grantmaking, strategic planning, and more.
This action-packed Summit will take you across the globe, from Asia to Africa to South and North America. You’ll meet inspiring leaders, passionate activists, determined young people, and dynamic educators. You’ll hear spirited conversation, music, poetry, and see inventive stories of challenge and change. For a detailed breakdown of our agenda, see here. All sessions will feature real-time machine translations in 6 languages: Spanish, French, Mandarin, Hindi, Arabic and Bengali. Our platform allows you to hop in and out all day, so feel free to attend one or many of our 6 sessions. Spaces are limited, so if you haven’t done so already, be sure to reserve your spot here.