Plan International’s Banking on Change programme shows how providing girls and young women with savings skills doesn't just produce financial rewards, blogs Plan International’s John Schiller.
One of the best ways to tackle youth unemployment and to support economic and social growth is through education. This needs to go beyond the classroom and include long-term learning that focuses on skills development and growth, blogs Plan International's John Barrett Trew
The next UN Secretary-General will face many challenges. To deliver on the vision of the Sustainable Development Goals and boost prosperity worldwide, they will have to commit to realising far-reaching changes for girls.
It is vital we do all we can to overcome division, following the British referendum. In particular, we must listen to children and young people and stand up for those who are excluded and denied their rights, writes Plan International CEO Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen.
Girls are powerful agents of change and must be included in the response to crisis situations by world leaders, blogs Vicky, a 19-year-old girl advocate from El Salvador.
In Asia, we have the ability to sustain economic growth and create meaningful jobs for young people through increased collaboration and participation from all sectors: government, civil society and the private sector, blogs Mark Pierce, Regional Director for Plan International in Asia.
Girls are among the most affected during crises and disasters. In the discussions taking place at the World Humanitarian Summit, we must ensure girls are not left behind, writes Plan International’s Alison Wright.
Making all girls visible in statistics is a critical first step towards holding governments to account and implementing the girl-focused global goals, writes Plan International CEO Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen.
Food and water distributions are helping communities survive despite El Niño-caused droughts but long-term needs remain, blogs Plan International’s Jonathan Mitchell.