Chhaupadi ban will help de-stigmatise periods in Nepal
On Wednesday 9 August, the Nepalese parliament successfully passed a law that criminalises chhaupadi – a harmful traditional practice that sees girls and women banished from their homes during menstruation.
Girls' education is crucial in drought-hit ethiopia
In the face of the worst drought Ethiopia has faced in 30 years, girls’ education needs more support than ever, blogs Plan International’s Zeynep M. Sanduvac.
Victory for girls' rights in Jordan
On 1 August 2017, the Jordanian parliament took the historic decision to repeal Article 308 of its penal code, which allowed rapists to avoid prosecution if they married their victims. Plan International has been working with host communities and Syrian refugees in the country since 2016.