The devastating crisis of COVID-19 is impacting adolescent girls through unprecedented school dropouts and learning losses, compromised health care and a lack of vital resources such as menstrual supplies. So 12-year-old Patience and 13-year-old Kashish set out to tackle this issue in Uganda.
Girls around the world are creatively speaking out and showing themselves to be leaders of change in their communities—even in the midst of a pandemic that has immobilized many. Through their actions, these girls are becoming more resilient and strong. They are inspiring others to have hope for a future where all can flourish and are making their communities stronger in the process.