Was the Pandemic Particularly Harsh on India’s Adolescent Girls? Our New WINGS 2022 Report Offers an Exhaustive Analysis

The Covid-19 pandemic has been harsh on all of us. But for the adolescent girls of India, it has been unsparing.

What are the kind of hardships girls endured during the lockdowns?
Is their access to healthcare & nutrition now limited?
How many of them may not be able to go back to school at all?
And most importantly, how have their rights been compromised?

The third edition of our seminal publication World of India’s Girls (WINGS) 2022 – A Spotlight on Adolescent Girls Amid Covid-19 offers an exhaustive analysis.

WINGS 2022 was launched on March 2nd, 2022 during a virtual event. We had the opportunity to listen to some truly inspiring ideas, pressing questions and promising answers on how girls can be empowered for a brighter future, against the backdrop of the pandemic. We were joined by Prof. A.K Shiva Kumar, our Chairperson Deepak Kapoor, our CEO Sudarshan S and our Girl Champion Yashoda as the latter highlighted the hardships faced by adolescent girls amid the pandemic.

WINGS2022 presents crucial evidence on girls’ ordeal during the pandemic and advocates for immediate and long-term measures to address risks that surround adolescent girls in this pandemic era.



PREVIOUS WINGS REPORTS

WINGS 2018 Report

The second edition of the report World of India’s Girls (WINGS) 2018– A Study on the Perception of Girls’ Safety in Public Spaces, was launched on May 15, 2018. It revealed the extent of daily harassment feared by girls in India in public spaces, including being subjected to lewd comments, inappropriate touching and other forms of sexual assault. The report was launched by Hardeep Singh Puri, Hon’ble Union Minister of State for Housing and Urban. It received endorsement from Maneka Gandhi, the then Union Minister for Women & Child Development and actor Richa Chadda.

Get more details about WINGS 2018 HERE.

WINGS 2014 Report

The maiden edition of the WINGS Report served as a status report and offered path-breaking analysis of pressing issues like the dwindling sex ratio, abuse of girl children, child marriage, and female foeticide that the country faced and needed to address urgently. The report was endorsed by the then Minister of Minority Affairs, Smt. Najma Heptulla and Lalitha Kumaramangalam, the then Chairperson for the National Commission for Women.

Know more about WINGS 2014 HERE.

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