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Meet Plan’s youth delegates at the World Education Forum

Meet Plan’s youth delegates at the World Education Forum

As part of Plan International’s official delegation to the World Education Forum, adolescent girls are attending the proceedings to advocate for the rights and education of girls everywhere.

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Real Cinderellas: Esther

Real Cinderellas: Esther

Esther, now 14, was trafficked to Togo’s capital, Lomé, when she was 13 to be a domestic servant. She returned to her village some months later, after Plan International alerted her parents to the dangers of trafficking.

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Real Cinderellas: Rachida

Real Cinderellas: Rachida

Rachida, 17, was trafficked from Togo to Nigeria by her mother when she was 10 years old. Now back at home, she is learning to be a seamstress with support from Plan International.

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Real Cinderellas: Moussilia

Real Cinderellas: Moussilia

Moussilia Attiyede, 45, was trafficked from Togo to Nigeria when she was 9, and later became a child trafficker herself. She is now working with Plan International to combat the problem and support victims with vocational training.

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2.39 million hands raised to support girls’ education – thank you!

2.39 million hands raised to support girls’ education – thank you!

For the last 2 years people all over the world have been raising their hands as part of a Plan International petition to put pressure on the United Nations to make girls' education a priority.

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Malala wins Nobel Prize

Malala wins Nobel Prize

Congrats to girls' education campaigner Malala Yousafzai, who is joint winner of this year's Nobel Peace Prize!

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Meet the girls behind It's a Girl Thing

Meet the girls behind It's a Girl Thing

Meet the young YouTubers from across the globe who have teamed up with Plan International to create It’s a Girl Thing.

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Big win for global education - 10 Days To Act

Big win for global education - 10 Days To Act

10 great days of global action for education have just resulted in world donors pledging $28 billion to help get children into school.

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Making sure governments listen to young people’s call for education

Making sure governments listen to young people’s call for education

Plan’s new youth advocacy toolkit equips young people so that they can effectively call for their right to an education - and the next few months will be critical, blogs Plan CEO Nigel Chapman.

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Girl delegates take to UN stage

Girl delegates take to UN stage

A delegation of Plan-supported girls from Malawi and Pakistan have attended the United Nations in New York to reveal what life’s really like for girls in their communities.

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Girl facts

open quotes Every year, 15 million girls are forced or coerced into marriage.close quotes

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