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Plan Brazil’s work covers 4 core areas:

  • Healthy Childhood (0 to 6 years)
  • Learning and Life Skills for girls, Boys and Adolescents (7-17 years of age)
  • Economic empowerment of youth and women
  • Children’s rights to Protection from Violence and Disaster Risks


Currently we are implementing over 20 projects within these areas.

Healthy Childhood (0 to 6 years)

This program will contribute to the strengthening of the competencies of fathers, mothers, caregivers and community organizations to offer adequate care and attention to pregnant women and children aged 0 to 6 years of age. Additionally, the competencies of State and municipal governments to elaborate and implement rights-based, gender-equal public policies for integral early childhood development (ECD) will be strengthened.

Learning and Life Skills for girls, Boys and Adolescents (7-17 years of age)

This Program will contribute to increasing the number of primary schools offering relevant quality education in spaces that are free of violence and discrimination; improved access and opportunities for children and adolescents to actively participate in decision-making spaces and processes relevant to their lives and interests ; strengthened knowledge and competencies amongst children and adolescents for the exercise of their sexual and reproductive rights.

Economic empowerment of youth and women

This Program will support adolescents, youth and women from urban and rural areas - particularly those from Quilombola1, indigenous and subsistence communities - to obtain decent employment or to maintain their own small business enterprise

Children’s rights to Protection from Violence and Disaster Risks

This Program will contribute to: strengthening the capacity of children, adolescents and community representatives for social mobilization towards the fulfillment of their rights, and the increased capacity of duty bearers, at municipal, state and national levels, to deliver services and programs for the integral protection of children’s rights and the strengthening of the System of Guarantees of Rights. Increasing the capacities and skills amongst children, adolescents, families, Civil Society Organizations and government authorities for the prevention of and attention to violence against children;  increasing the levels of resilience and preparedness for disasters and the strengthened protection of children’s rights in emergency situations.