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The #COVID19 pandemic is having a disproportionate impact on girls compared to their male counterparts, particularly when it comes to education.

Because of school closures, girls are at higher risk of experiencing child marriage, early pregnancy, and gender-based violence, all of which severely impact their education. 

Ahead of #IDG2021, here’s a closer look. https://go.one.org/3afasOG

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17-year-old Asive Molose participates in a variety of (RED)-Global Fund supported programs at Amandla Development in Cape Town.

"I really feel empowered because I feel like I have the strength to fight and to say no whenever I feel like saying no. And whenever I see that something's not right, I have to raise up my voice, I have to stand up for who I am."

Today on #DayOfTheGirl, and every day, we're fighting to empower girls like Asive in the fight against pandemics.

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"Rishi Sunak - you must fund social care now!" - Brendan 💬

We joined our friends from the Care & Support Alliance outside the Treasury today, calling for chancellor Rishi Sunak to be a hero and give social care the funding it so desperately needs now. 🦸‍♂️

Under the government's plans, social care will have to wait until 2023 for any real increase to funding.  But social care, and the millions of people who rely on it, can't wait any longer. 🙅‍♂️

We want the chancellor to prove he isn't the villain, and provide the funding social care so badly needs at the Spending Review on October 27. 💷

Find out more and support the campaign here: https://doesrishireallycare.com/mencap 👈

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A new report 📃 from MPs on the response to Covid-19 in England confirms people with a learning disability faced:

"Disproportionally high" death rates, highlighting existing health inequalities 😔

Restrictions that impacted access to healthcare, such as not allowing family members to go with them to hospital  👩‍⚕️

Inappropriate DNACPR orders being placed upon them, despite NHS guidance that days a learning disability or Down's syndrome should never be a reason given to not resuscitate someone. 🙅‍♀️

See more: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-58876089 👈

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It is National Hate Crime Awareness Week. 🚨

Hate crime is when someone does something to hurt someone because of who they are - such as because of their race, sexuality or disability. 😔

If someone hurts you because you have a learning disability, tell someone you trust and report it to the police. 💬

Learn more about hate crime and mate crime on our website: https://www.mencap.org.uk/advice-and-support/bullying-and-discrimination/mate-and-hate-crime 👈

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Jack, chair of Mencap's Voices Council, has joined us on World Inclusion Day to share his top five suggestions for being inclusive. 💬

Being inclusive is one of our core values. 👍

The Voices Council - made up of experts by experience - advise and guide us on priorities and decisions. 🙋‍♂️

They are really important in making sure we are being as inclusive as we can be.

What does being inclusive look like to you?

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Today is World Mental Health Day 2021. 

Having a mental health problem is sometimes confused with having a learning disability. 🔄

It's important to know they are not the same thing. 🙅‍♀️

But that doesn't mean people with a learning disability can't have a mental health problem throughout their lives. 🙁

In fact, people with a learning disability are up to twice as likely to face mental health problems compared to the rest of the population. ‼

Find out why. 👇

https://www.mencap.org.uk/learning-disability-explained/research-and-statistics/health/mental-health

 

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