Capturing the experiences of children during the pandemic – and amplifying their demands for action

When COVID-19 spread to India, Prathit Singh 's world – like all of ours – was rocked. He was in the middle of his high school exams when he was told he couldn’t go back to the classroom, and saw first-hand how the lockdowns affected children and young people throughout his community. As a result, he became involved in the COVIDunder19 survey project, led by Terre des Hommes across the world.

Today, Singh is the Youth Adviser for COVIDunder19 in India. In this podcast, he speaks about the creation and implementation of the global COVIDunder19 survey. Queen’s University Belfast led the design and analysis of the survey,  involving children and partners as part of the innovative approach to child rights-based research developed at the Centre for Children's Rights. The survey received responses from over 26,000 children in 137 countries throughout the globe.

Listen to this episode on Spotify and Apple Podcasts.


Is it actually possible to end violence against children? In a new series from the End Violence Partnership, we explore the answer to that question by talking to those on the frontlines – the experts, researchers and leaders that have dedicated their lives to keeping children safe.

INSPIRING Ways to End Violence Against Children will take you from Honduras, where two children are murdered every day, to South Africa, where in some districts, up to 99 per cent of children have experienced or witnessed abuse. By featuring the experts working on these challenges, this series will spread knowledge of what works to prevent violence – and ensure solving this problem remains a top priority for governments, communities and organisations across the world.

This podcast is part of the Together for #EndViolence global campaign and Solution Summit Series.

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