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Australian teenager to address UN about Covid hardship among young women – The Guardian

Exclusive: Mayela Dayeh, 16, a student, says ‘there’s been an absolute decline in mental health’

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A 16-year-old Australian student, Mayela Dayeh, will address the United Nations general assembly on Wednesday night to present the findings of a survey that shows young women and girls are shouldering a greater economic, domestic and emotional load and working harder during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The study, released by humanitarian organisation Plan International as part of a report called Halting Lives The impact of Covid019 on girls and young women, surveyed more than 7,000 15-to-24 year-olds…

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