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Yadis, 15, from Colombia took over the role of Major of Madrid on International Day of the Girl 2016

Why girls must have the opportunity to lead

19 January 2017

Girls and young women must have opportunities to lead countries, cities and businesses if we are to meet development targets, blogs Plan International CEO Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen.

Plan International CEO Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen

Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen

Chief Executive Officer, Plan International
A girl carrying water on her head in Uganda

Positive future for children depends on partnerships

16 January 2017

We will only be able to achieve sustainable development and gender equality by forming new and innovative partnerships across different sectors, writes Plan International CEO Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen.

Plan International CEO Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen

Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen

Chief Executive Officer, Plan International
Children playing in Delhi, India

Partnerships help Plan For Every Child in India

12 January 2017

The Plan For Every Child initiative shows how working in partnership is essential to transform the lives of India’s most marginalised children, writes Plan India’s Pradeep Narayanan.

  • Pradeep Narayanan
    Pradeep Narayanan
    Director of Programme Strategy and Policy, Plan India
Baromie, 16, learning at school in Sierra Leone

Inclusive education opens doors for children with disabilities

5 December 2016

Children with disabilities will continue to be left behind unless they receive an inclusive education that meets their needs, writes Plan International’s Vernor Munoz.

Mr Vernor Muñoz Villalobos, Global Advisor on Education, Plan International

Vernor Muñoz

Global Advisor on Education, Plan International
Tionge, 24, Plan International Youth Advocate

Youth campaign to end child marriage in Malawi

23 November 2016

Over a year after child marriage was outlawed in Malawi, Plan International youth advocate Tionge, 24, blogs about why she is still campaigning for an end to the practice in her country.

  • Plan International Youth Advocate Tionge
    Tionge
    Plan International Youth Advocate
Nkatha from Kenya was forced to undergo FGM

100 million reasons to act on inequality

18 November 2016

Plan International's new ambition will see us work with 100 million girls to transform their lives in the next five years, writes CEO Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen.

Plan International CEO Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen

Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen

Chief Executive Officer, Plan International
Girls wading through a flooded river in Bangladesh

Climate change funding must focus more on girls

17 November 2016

Girls are among the most at risk from climate change but helping them can create wide ranging benefits, blogs Plan International’s Kimberley Junmookda.

  • Kimberley Junmookda, Regional Climate Change Specialist
    Kimberly Junmoodka
    Regional Climate Change Specialist, Plan International Asia
Over half of girls will marry before 18 in Bangladesh

How we stopped 2,000 child marriages in Bangladesh

17 November 2016

Progress in Bangladesh shows we can only eradicate child marriage if governments, communities and girls work together, writes Senait Gebregziabher, Regional Director for Plan International in Asia.

  • Senait Gebregziabher
    Regional Director, Plan International Asia
Girls raised awareness and asked for meaningful action on International Day of the Girl

Raising children’s voices to overcome fear

10 November 2016

We must ensure that children get to participate and influence decisions that affect them, writes Plan International CEO Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen

Plan International CEO Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen

Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen

Chief Executive Officer, Plan International