Plan International’s youth group in the United States suggested that awareness of disasters needs to be raised amongst young people through mediums such as:
• Social Media
• Setting up action groups
• Provide young people with clear directions as to how they can help during a disaster.
Girls from the Philippines said they would ask their government to supply the following to
improve the situation of adolescent girls in disasters:
• Provide sanitary towels, soap and similar items during disasters
• Give girls a chance to participate in decision making
• Construct evacuation centres with separate sleeping and washing rooms for girls, as well as study areas and room for people who are unwell.
Plan International Canada’s Because I am a Girl Speakers Bureau also suggested setting up a mentorship programme to pair girls with knowledgeable female community members in disaster situations.