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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
Marta Santos Pais signs the safef cities petition at Habitat III

Global governments back safer cities plan for girls

31 October 2016

The New Urban Agenda sets out a 20-year plan to guarantee the safety of girls in cities. It was adopted by experts and government representatives at a recent UN conference in Ecuador.

Alex Munive

Alex Munive

Director of Gender Equality and Social Inclusion, Plan International
Avril holding her baby. She is among millions of invisible girls across the world

Every girl counts and must be counted

24 October 2016

Nothing less than a data revolution will bring millions of girls out of the shadows and enable us to achieve the global goals, blogs Plan International CEO Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen

Plan International CEO Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen

Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen

Chief Executive Officer, Plan International
Uganda girls school

New UN Secretary-General must deliver equality for girls

20 October 2016

The new United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, must now deliver measurable results for girls, blogs Plan International's Zara Rapoport.

  • Zara Rapoport
    Zara Rapoport
    Head of Office (Interim), Plan International UN Liaison Office, NY