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Gendered Effects of COVID-19 School Closures

The rapid spread of COVID-19 in early 2020 led to worldwide school closures, affecting over one billion students. School closures disproportionately impact girls and those living in communities that are already marginalized and affected by conflict. 

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Getting Girls Back to School During the COVID-19 Pandemic By Operationalizing the School Re-entry Policy Guidelines in Kenya

Getting Girls Back to School During the COVID-19 Pandemic By Operationalizing the School Re-entry Policy Guidelines in Kenya

COVID-19 disrupted the learning of many children globally, denying them access to social protection and other benefits associated with schooling. 

In Kenya, the Ministry of Education—in collaboration with UNESCO, UNFPA, Population Council, and Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights Alliance—developed the National Guidelines for School Re-entry in Basic Education through a participatory process.

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Community-Level Assessments of Climate Threats in Odisha State, India

Climate change and climate-induced disasters pose a significant challenge to poverty reduction, health, and development in many countries. Located on the east coast of India, the state of Odisha is a climate hotspot, highly prone to climate change and multiple hazards, mainly cyclones, droughts, floods, and heatwaves. 

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Community Demographic Model: Invest Today for a Resilient Tomorrow

It's impossible to know exactly what the future will bring, but modeling can help us predict or forecast possible future outcomes.  

Population Council researchers develop demographic projections based on globally used and agreed upon scenarios to help us understand the complex interplay between people and the climate. How will the changes we make or fail to make over time affect our future? 

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Child Marriage, Climate Change, and Local Level Variability

Child Marriage, Climate Change, and Local Level Variability

As we learn more about climate change, we find increasing evidence of the divergent social impact of climate-related events. The risk of child marriage varies widely by local area among girls living in climate-vulnerable communities and depends on the nature of the climate-related events.  

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A Call to Protect Gender Minority Children and Adolescents

Globally, sexual and gender minority (SGM) children and adolescents suffer disproportionately from gender discrimination inflicted by entrenched social inequalities. They are at higher risk for experiencing bullying, truancy, violence, unstable housing, substance abuse, cyberbullying, and suicide.   

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