Many adolescent girls—the poorest girls in the poorest communities—already live in an “emergency.” Humanitarian crises only amplify the call on their coping and caring capacities, while exacerbating their vulnerabilities. The frequency and intensity of emergencies, including natural disasters, conflicts, and infectious disease outbreaks such as Ebola, appear to be growing. These emergencies threaten entire communities and whole countries, often with global implications. Many become virtually permanent.
Robles, Omar; Bruce, Judith; Atkinson, Holly G.; Buscher, Dale; Scriven, Karen; Bart, Kristin Kim; French, Shelby; Registre, Judithe; and Anderson, Audrey, "Statement and Action Agenda from the Girls in Emergencies Collaborative" (2015). CUNY Academic Works.