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Young adolescent girls in Chittagong, Bangladesh © Nathalie Bertrams / GAGE

Adolescents’ experiences of covid-19 in Chittagong and Sylhet divisions, Bangladesh

16.04.21 | Bangladesh

Bodily integrity and freedom from violence | COVID-19 | Economic empowerment | Economic empowerment | Education | Education and learning | Nutrition | Psychosocial well-being | Psychosocial well-being

Authors

Farhana Alam, Md Sajib Rana, Samira Ahmed Raha, Saklain Al Mamun and Silvia Guglielmi

This study is part of a cross-country series designed to share emerging findings in real time from qualitative interviews with adolescents and school teachers in the context of covid-19. Our sample for this study was purposefully selected from an ongoing baseline GAGE impact evaluation study, and includes two cohorts: younger adolescents (10–14 years) and older adolescents (15–19 years), all of whom are in-school (grades 7 and 8). Adolescent respondents were drawn from both urban and rural schools in Chittagong and Sylhet divisions of Bangladesh. The objectives of the research are as follows:

  • To understand adolescents’ experiences of transition from childhood to adulthood, and to identify differences in their experiences by age, gender, disability and geographic location.
  • To identify adolescents’ knowledge of covid-19, and how the pandemic response has affected adolescent lives.

To inform the pandemic response, this study aims to understand adolescents’ knowledge, perceptions and practices during the covid-19 pandemic, their challenges and worries, and the coping mechanisms they are using to deal with the evolving situation.

Suggested citation

Alam, F., Rana, S., Ahmed Raha, S., Al Mamun, S. and Guglielmi, S. (2021) ‘Listening to young people’s voices under covid-19. Adolescents’ experiences of covid-19 in Chittagong and Sylhet divisions, Bangladesh.’ Policy brief. London: Gender and Adolescence: Global Evidence


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