Youth Voices Count (Philippines)
Mental health and well-being during COVID-19 pandemic
Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, since February 2020, YVC hosted several focus group discussions, online webinars and learning sessions, interviews and surveys alongside various partners, which led to putting together a report entitled #CopingWithCOVID: the wellbeing of adolescents and youth LGBTIQ during the COVID-19 pandemic. The study evinced that the COVID-19 pandemic has significantly altered the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and queer youth around the region. Pandemic-related measures have limited the movement and public gatherings that have negatively affected social interactions as well as resulted in the loss of economic opportunity and work of much LGBTIQ youth. Similarly, these measures have also magnified the inequality and have furthered the stigma and discrimination that LGBTIQ youth persons experience. The full publication can be accessed here: https://bit.ly/CopingWithCOVID-discussion-paper
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YKP-Led Initiatives and Projects
Showcasing tremendous efforts made by young people and youth organisations in the COVID-19 response across Asia and the Pacific.