“Widespread lockdowns have resulted in horrific conditions where girls and women have no one to turn to and nowhere to go. They are trapped. A catastrophe is unfolding in Latin America,” said Debora Cobar from Plan International.
In the Dominican Republic, girls as young as 12 are exploited for sex year-round by tourists from North America and Europe. This is what happened to Punta Cana-native Ana, when she was just 17.
“Changing the way films depict women – particularly women leaders – must become a crucial part of the movement to get more women into positions of power.”
“With just over a decade until the SDGs are due to be delivered, not one country on the planet has achieved full equality for girls, women, men and boys.”
“It’s not just girls who miss out on their futures by having children too early, it’s boys, too,”