Lockdowns and other restrictions imposed due to the coronavirus crisis have led to a rise in teenage pregnancies in Zambia. Aid organisations, including ZOA, warn of a regression in girls’ rights. Girls are much more vulnerable to sexual abuse without the safety structures provided by schools. It is estimated that school closures during crises can lead…Continue reading COVID-19 lockdowns increased teenage pregnancies in Zambia
It’s almost a year since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and no community or organisation has been spared the brutal economic and social impact….Continue reading The far reaching impact of COVID-19 on already vulnerable communities
We’re really excited about The Mercury Pheonix Trust choosing to work with us to address COVID-19 related disruption of HIV services and rising levels of child abuse in Zambia. Our pilot project will build resilience and self-confidence by boosting HIV prevention and knowledge of reproductive health and sexual rights amongst 1,100 at-risk students from two…Continue reading New partnership with The Mercury Pheonix Trust
Thank you to everyone who donated. With your support we’ve raised an incredible £13,338! This will help us educate and keep vulnerable children safe as coronavirus continues to affect children and their families far beyond those it infects. COVID-19 has pushed millions of people into extreme poverty and already vulnerable children and families are feeling…Continue reading £13,338 raised through The Big Give!