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Adolescent girls in crisis: voices from South Sudan

Author: Katrina Lee-Koo, Hannah Jay Organisation: Plan International Year: 2018

Since 2013, the conflict in South Sudan has displaced 4 million people and placed 7 million in need of humanitarian assistance. This report commissioned by Plan International explores how adolescent girls aged 10-14 and 15-19 understand and respond to the unique impact their country’s crisis has upon them.

Drawing on research conducted with girls and members of their families and communities in multiple sites in South Sudan and Uganda, the report highlights child marriage as the most commonly reported form of violence affecting girls in this context.

A number of key recommendations are made to donors, policy makers and practitioners to better respond to the needs of adolescent girls affected by the crisis.

TAGS: Report South Sudan Uganda Sub-Saharan Africa Conflict and humanitarian crises Violence against girls