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A Burundian girl in a refugee camp in Tanzania

Refugee girls must not fear their periods

19 June 2017

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.

  • Zeynep Sanduvac, Education in Emergencies Specialist
    Zeynep Sanduvac
    Education in Emergencies Specialist, Plan International
Father with his baby, Bolivia

Challenging expectations and transforming relations

15 June 2017

An involved and engaged father can make a huge difference to child’s life, from birth right through to adulthood. But equitable parenting can also boost health, relationships and overall happiness for the whole family. 

Melanie Swan, Global Advisor for Early Childhood Care and Development

Melanie Swan

Global Advisor for Early Childhood Development, Plan International
Lesly was forced to abandon her home after floods in Peru

Girls build resilience through disaster risk reduction

23 May 2017

Including children and youth in Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) decision-making processes can positively impact whole communities. Our experts in Disaster Risk Management (DRM) and resilience Gloria Garcia and Jessica Cooke explain. 

  • Gloria Garcia
    Disaster Risk Management Programme Specialist
Shamin represents Bangladesh at the 5th Asian Youth Forum in Japan.

Youth Engagement for Prosperity in Bangladesh

10 May 2017

Shamim from Bangladesh recently attended the 5th Asian Youth Forum in Yokohama, Japan. By supporting the development of young people, he says, we will be in a better position to bring growth and prosperity. 

  • Shamim
    Plan International Youth Advocate
Girls using computers as part of a project in Brazil

5 ways to help youth succeed in the digital age

3 May 2017

As digital technology continues to spread at a rapid pace, we have to make sure that young people have access to training and digital jobs so they are not left behind.

Girls at a Digital Learning Centre in Delhi

Gender equality is impossible without digital skills for girls

27 April 2017

Girls must have the chance to learn digital skills to truly have equal opportunities and be able to follow their ambitions, writes Plan International CEO Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen on International Girls in ICT Day.

Plan International CEO Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen

Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen

Chief Executive Officer, Plan International
Girls enjoying Minecraft workshop in Vietnam

Building a safer Hanoi for girls with Minecraft

27 April 2017

An innovative use of a video game to help girls make their communities safer shows how connecting girls with technology can help them speak out on the issues they care about the most, blogs Plan International's Emma Winiecki.

  • Emma Winiecki
    Emma Winiecki
    Global Coordinator for Digital Development
Nous avons donné nos terres pour offrir un meilleur avenir à nos enfants

Nepal Quake 2 years on: Building a resilient nation

25 April 2017

Two years after the devastating earthquakes of 2015, Plan International Nepal's Shreeram KC looks at the progress that has been made and the work that is still needed to make his country resilient to future disasters.

  • Shreeram KC
    Communications Manager, Plan International Nepal
Schoolchildren receive meal of porridge at school.

Fighting a rising tide of apathy towards aid

25 April 2017

The scale of apathy towards humanitarian support today is shocking, says Plan International's CEO Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen. Here she explains why critics of aid for East Africa have got it wrong. 

Plan International CEO Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen

Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen

Chief Executive Officer, Plan International