Supporting Vulnerable Girls and Young Women in India: Evidence from the Listening to Young Lives at Work COVID-19 Phone Survey

Renu Singh
Kath Ford
Education
Policy paper

This policy brief focuses on the impact of COVID-19 on the lives of vulnerable girls and young women in India, particularly in relation to the combined pressures of interrupted education, increased domestic work, and widespread stresses on household finances. It analyses the current and potential long-term impact on mental health and well-being, increasing domestic violence and risks of early marriage and parenthood. 

It forms part of a series of national policy briefs drawing on findings from our Listening to Young Lives at Work COVID-19 phone survey, and sets out key policy recommendations for supporting vulnerable girls and women, particularly as India faces an unprecedented surge in infection rates and a second wave of COVID-19 restrictions.