Covid 19 and Young Girls Vulnerability to Child marriage and teenage pregnancy

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UNICEF Afghanistan/2020/Dejongh

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The COVID-19 pandemic is already having a devastating effect on families, communities and economies, and we are still to see the full impact on the poorest countries and those with fragile health, social welfare, communications and governance systems. Girls and young women face underlying gender and age-related barriers and discrimination to accessing essential services, information, support, safety, and ensuring their rights are protected.

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