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Photo credit: UNFPA
Photo credit: UNFPA

Halima – A young voice preventing the spread of COVID-19

Halima leads a youth organization to help combat COVID-19 in Ghat, in southwestern Libya. “We as young people have better access to information, and we took it upon ourselves to share this knowledge with our community, in order to educate people on how they can protect themselves,” she says.

Halima’s organization works on gender-related topics, advocating for and raising awareness of women's rights. The organization worked to educate others on the virus, the importance of curfew and quarantine measures and other measures to prevent the spread of the virus. Halima also launched a media campaign on social media and radio to raise awareness of the disease and the importance of social distancing.

“We all need to adopt a new lifestyle, we still don’t know how the future is going to look like but until a treatment is found for COVID-19, we need to follow all the recommendations coming from experts and we need to stay together as a community. No one alone can beat this virus.”