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International Girls' Day: Teenage girls on the run - time to act

Teenage girls are often one of the most vulnerable groups in crisis situations. The risk of being exposed to violence, sexual abuse and child marriage increases when everyday life collapses. At the same time, we see how these girls' needs fall between the cracks - they are neither children nor adults and relief efforts based on what the girls want and need are rarely prioritized.

How do teenage girls' experiences and needs differ from those of women and children? What obstacles are there to really take the girls seriously? And what difference can Sweden and Swedish organizations make?

International plan and FUF invites to a seminar to mark International Girls' Day. At the seminar, Plan International presents the results of three recent studies based on interviews with girls living in the middle of the storm's eye - in South Sudan, in Cox's Bazar refugee camp and in the suites following the ravages of Boko Haram in the area around Lake Chad.

The presentation is followed by a panel discussion with Gufran Al-Nadaf, Sweden's ambassador for children in armed conflict, Agnes Björn, acting program manager at Plan International Sweden, and Petra Tötterman Andorff, Secretary General of Kvinna till Kvinna. The seminar is moderated by Anna Blücher, vice president of FUF.

Coffee is served from kl. 14:30.

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