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The state of the world's girls 2013: Adolescent girls and disasters

The seventh report in Plan International’s annual State of the World’s Girls series looks at what happens to adolescent girls in disasters and why. The report uses original research and interviews with girls, including survivors of disasters in the Philippines. It shows how adolescent girls’ rights are being ignored before, during and after disasters, both in the urgency of a disaster response, and in the gaps between humanitarian and development work.

The results show that listening to what adolescent girls have to say, ensuring both their rights and their needs are catered for, and strengthening their resilience, are key missing pieces of current humanitarian work.

03. good health and well-being

Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

05. gender equality

Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

10. reduced inequalities

Reduce inequality within and among countries

13. climate action

Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts