We have been committed to improving the lives of children in the region since 1948.
We advance children’s rights and equality for girls in Asia by working with children, families, communities, partners, government agencies, other NGOs and the private sector.
Through strong partnerships, we support children, especially girls, to learn, lead, decide and thrive.
Our key areas of work include:
- Promoting free and equal access to quality education for all children
- Ensuring young people have economic security, access to employment and can make lasting impacts in their communities
- Supporting youth-led youth movements and seeking ways to enable children to understand and defend their rights
- Working with communities, schools and governments to protect children from violence, including from child marriage
- Ensuring girls’ and young women realise their rights to reproductive health and have control over their lives and bodies
- Supporting parents to give their children a healthy start in life and the vital care they need
- Responding to emergencies across the region.
Girls still left behind, no country in Asia set to achieve gender equality by 2030
Despite remarkable progress and unprecedented advocacy across the region, girls’ rights organization Plan International says gender equality and women’s empowerment targets won’t be met anytime soon if urgent investment not made in girls.
Asia-Pacific: COVID-19 Emergency Response Situation Reports
We are working to ensure the needs of children, particularly girls, are addressed and not left behind in the response to COVID-19. Our Situation Reports are issued every two weeks highlighting our response in the Asia-Pacific region.