In the past few months, about 31 percent of adolescents have come under intense pressure from an outbreak of the coronavirus, affecting their families’ finances. The study was conducted on more than 300 adolescents in Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Bihar and Orissa.
The survey, conducted by the NGO Central for Catalytic Change in two phases in April, July and August, is entitled “What Do Adolescents Say?” Covid-19 and its effects. ”
The survey found that 31 percent of 344 adolescents admitted that they were under extreme stress over the impact of the epidemic on their family finances. The survey further revealed that during these months, teenage girls faced heavy gender inequality due to the epidemic.
According to the survey, “among teenagers surveyed, only 12 percent had their own mobile phone for online classes, compared to 35 percent of this national age.”
The survey said, “Fifty-one percent of the adolescents surveyed lacked the necessary textbooks. This shows how the epidemic affected girls’ education.
The survey found that 39 per cent of girls contributed to domestic work and the number of such boys stood at 35 per cent. The survey also found that girls going out decreased during this period. At this time, only 39 percent of girls were allowed to go out of the house alone, compared to 622 percent of boys.
The survey said, “At this time, only 3 percent of adolescents were properly aware of helpline numbers, whereas they lacked awareness of how to use these helplines. Only 18 percent knew that helpline numbers could be used to report domestic violence. Only 22 Only 23 percent knew that the helpline numbers could be used to provide information on child labor and child trafficking.