We're seeing a global roll back on girls' and women's rights. Now is the time to take a stand against regressive forces, blogs Plan International CEO, Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen.
The Timorese government's proposed family planning policy would only be offered to those who are already married. In a country where the teenage pregnancy rate is 24%, this denial of girls' right to have control over their bodies is alarming, blogs Programme Manager Fatima Soares.
Innovation is essential to the pursuit of universal birth registration, and could be the key to ending harmful traditional practices such as child marriage, blogs Melissa Cederqvist, Innovation Consultant.
Equal economic opportunities and inclusive work environments provide space for youth, especially girls and disadvantaged children, to explore their interests and expand their potential.
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.
Eleven-year-old Celia has been lobbying against child marriage with Plan International Honduras. On 12th July the practice was outlawed. In this blog, she explains why the law change is so important for her and other girls in her community.
In September 2016, UN Member States committed to doing a better job in assisting and protecting refugees with the adoption of the “New York Declaration.” It will take some work to put these commitments into practice, says Manisha Thomas.
G20 leaders have an opportunity to transform girls' lives if they plug the education financing gap, blogs Plan International CEO, Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen.
Supporting girls in refugee camps to confidently manage their periods plays a huge role in keeping them in school and reducing the risks they face, blogs Plan International’s Zeynep Sanduvac.