MANILA—Plan International, an international nongovernment organization serving marginalized children and young people in the world announces its intention to conduct a survey on the situation of girls and women in the country, which is under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) due to the scourge of Covid-19.
A message posted on their Facebook page and sent by Pauline de Guzman, Campaigns and Advocacy Specialist of Plan International, to their child-rights partners in the country says, “Plan International is conducting a perception survey for girls and young women aged 13-24 years old. The purpose of the survey is to determine the conditions, feelings and situations of girls and young women (GYW) amid the Covid-19 pandemic.”
The survey that will take 15-20 minutes to finish will run until May 15, 2020, the date initially set by the national government to lift the ECQ in many areas of the country. The results of examination will be used by Plan International to meet the needs of girls now affected by the pandemic crisis.
Luz Anung, executive director of Tambayan Center for Children’s Rights in Davao City, calls on their partners in Mindanao to help disseminate the survey to their respective communities. “We would like to seek help from Tambayan Center to disseminate the survey to your communities and possibly other youth organizations,” Anung said.
She believes gathering the perception of girls and young women during this time of the country will make a huge difference in the study.
The survey form is accessible through the following links:
They may also share Plan International FB post about this thru this link: https://www.facebook.com/planphilippines/photos/a.112467815503730/2903126803104470/?type=3&theater