2020 SAVE THE CHILDREN COVID-19 RAPID RESPONSE MECHANISM: Call for Youth Organizations
Are you a youth-led organization with a big idea to reach young people with sexual and reproductive health (SRH) information and services during the Covid-19 pandemic? Do you see a timely opportunity to support the rights of adolescents and youth to decide, freely and for themselves, how they access SRH information and services? We can help you fund that activity through the Covid-19 Rapid Response Mechanism!
COVID-19 is exposing and exacerbating the existing inequalities that put girls at increased risk of gender-based violence (GBV).
This policy brief includes concrete recommendations for UN actors, donors, national governments, humanitarian actors, and the media to ensure that these risks are prevented, mitigated against, and responded to as an urgent priority through COVID-19 to recovery.
July 13th - As countries are expected to shift funds in the fight against the COVID-19 outbreak, the global pandemic threatens to cause an additional gap of at least 6.2 billion dollars in investments in education in Sub-Saharan region over the next 18 months, Save the Children warned in a new report launched today. Globally, the gab in education spending could be as high as $77 billion. Deep budget cuts to education combined with rising poverty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic could force millions of children out of school forever, with millions more falling behind in learning. Girls are likely to be much worse affected than boys, with many forced into child marriage.
In an effort to slow transmission rates of COVID-19 Save the Children Rwanda on the 16th of April launched an animated handwashing video, aimed at young children and families in Rwanda. This Animated Video, narrated by a young Rwandan girl child in Kinyarwanda with English subtitles, features an African girl child character taking us through steps in how every child can be a superhero in these times of coronavirus.
03, August, 2020, Kigali - In a response to the recent article in the New Times Rwanda: “Should schools be allowed to reopen in September? Save the Children Rwanda welcomes the disclaimer from the Prime Minister while appearing before parliament that schools reopening would only be guided by science.
Shalome, 14, lives in Mahama Refugee Camp and creates art to sensitize his community on COVID-19 as part of an awareness campaign. With this aim, Shalome,was spotted drawing with a pencil at one of Save the Children’s Child Friendly Spaces (CFS) on June 4, 2020. Since 2015, Save the Children has operated a CFS in Mahama Refugee Camp to give children a protected environment to play, learn, socialize, and express themselves. As of February 2020, before measures were put in place to slow the spread of COVID-19, 8,625 children attended the CFS.
The awareness-raising messages include information from Save the Children’s (SC) Child Protection, Education, and Child Rights & Governance interventions as well as information from the Government of Rwanda’s guidelines to fight against COVID-19. They also include information from Soma Rwanda members who are implementing literacy, children’s rights, and protection activities in communities.