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People wear masks on the subway in China

Tackling COVID-19: Lessons from China

7 April 2020

As countries across the world grapple with rising fatalities, China has started to lift its lockdown. Plan International China Country Director, Haider Yaqub, gives an account of how his team assisted the Chinese authorities in their COVID-19 response and shares some valuable lessons for rest of the world.

Mr Haider W Yaqub, Deputy Regional Director, Programmes, ARO, Plan International

Haider Yaqub

Plan International China Country Director
Young woman wears face mask at train station in Bangkok.

Pushing for equality for girls in the age of COVID-19

1 April 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds, Plan International CEO Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen reflects on the effects on girls across the globe, and what must be done to mitigate them. 

Plan International CEO Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen

Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen

Chief Executive Officer, Plan International
We are installing handwashing facilities in the communities where we work.

Tackling COVID-19: Lessons learnt from Ebola

31 March 2020

Six years ago, the Ebola outbreak in West Africa killed more than 11,300 people.  Now, the world is grappling with COVID-19 pandemic – the biggest health crisis of a generation. 

Mr Damien Queally, West Africa Deputy Regional Director (Programmes), Plan International

Damien Queally

Executive Director of Global Programme Operations
Sierra Leone was one of the worst affected countries during the Ebola crisis.

COVID-19 School Closures Around the World Will Hit Girls Hardest

31 March 2020

As COVID-19 forces school closures in 185 countries, Plan International and UNESCO warn of the potential for increased drop-out rates which will disproportionately affect adolescent girls.

Plan International CEO Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen

Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen

Chief Executive Officer, Plan International
  • Stefania Giannini, Assistant Deputy Director, UNESCO
    Stefania Giannini
    Assistant Deputy Director, UNESCO
Adolescent girls' specific needs are falling through the cracks in refugee responses.

Adolescent girls in crises deserve better emergency responses

17 December 2019

Now is the time to make humanitarian action work for them, not against them, writes Plan International’s Anne-Sophie Lois.

Ms Anne-Sophie Lois, Head of Office, Plan International UN in Geneva

Anne-Sophie Lois

Head of Office, Plan International UN in Geneva
Faith, 21, lived in poverty until she was 18 years old. After completing a seamstress training course, she has the confidence and skills to make a life for herself.

It is time to uphold girls’ right to choose

7 November 2019

It's time for the world's governments to listen to the voices of girls at the Nairobi Summit

Plan International CEO Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen

Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen

Chief Executive Officer, Plan International
Baka children with their new school kits in eastern Cameroon

Gender equality in education: goal for G7 summit

4 July 2019

Governments need to target girls living in crisis and in disadvantaged areas with education funds, blogs Plan International CEO, Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen.

Plan International CEO Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen

Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen

Chief Executive Officer, Plan International
Laughing child at one of plans early learning child centres

Let’s fulfill our promises to the world’s left-behind children

27 June 2019

We need to act now if we hope to break inter-generational cycles of poverty and exclusion blogs Plan International CEO, Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen.

Plan International CEO Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen

Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen

Chief Executive Officer, Plan International
  • Plan International CEO Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen
    Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen
    CEO Plan International
A young woman using a computer in Brazil

Why the internet must become feminist

25 April 2019

On International Girls in ICT Day, Plan International's Nora Lindstrom discusses why and how the internet needs to change if we are to achieve gender equality.

Nora Lindstrom, Global Coordinator for Digital Development

Nora Lindstrom

Global Lead for Digital Development, Plan International