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Girls make their voices heard at a rally in Codó city

For a better tomorrow, girls must lead today

24 February 2017

Girls remain the most discriminated against group on the planet. Plan International’s Adam Vink champions a youth-led movement that empowers girls to speak up and make the decisions that shape their lives. 

  • Adam Vink
    Because I am a Girl Advocacy Manager
MWI - Esnart from Malawi

Girls are crucial to the Global Goals mission

24 February 2017

We must work with youth activists and partners to keep up the momentum of early successes, says Plan International's Amanda Lundy.

  • Amanda Lundy
    Advocacy Advisor, Plan International
Girls transport relief aid in Mubi, Nigeria

Help for families affected by Boko Haram attacks

22 February 2017

Providing families in Nigeria with cash transfers is a critical step to address the growing nutrition emergency caused by Boko Haram attacks, blogs Plan International’s Syed Mohammed Aftab Alam.

Aftab Alam

Syed Alam

Cash Based Programme in Emergencies Specialist (Global Lead), Plan International
Children playing at school in Guangnan County, China

Big ideas to deliver Global Goals for girls

24 January 2017

The world’s first ‘playable’ conference will encourage open discussions on the challenges and solutions around the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals, writes Plan International’s Adam Vink.

  • Adam Vink
    Because I am a Girl Advocacy Manager
Yadis, 15, from Colombia took over the role of Major of Madrid on International Day of the Girl 2016

Why girls must have the opportunity to lead

19 January 2017

Girls and young women must have opportunities to lead countries, cities and businesses if we are to meet development targets, blogs Plan International CEO Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen.

Plan International CEO Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen

Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen

Chief Executive Officer, Plan International
A girl carrying water on her head in Uganda

Positive future for children depends on partnerships

16 January 2017

We will only be able to achieve sustainable development and gender equality by forming new and innovative partnerships across different sectors, writes Plan International CEO Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen.

Plan International CEO Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen

Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen

Chief Executive Officer, Plan International
Children playing in Delhi, India

Partnerships help Plan For Every Child in India

12 January 2017

The Plan For Every Child initiative shows how working in partnership is essential to transform the lives of India’s most marginalised children, writes Plan India’s Pradeep Narayanan.

  • Pradeep Narayanan
    Pradeep Narayanan
    Director of Programme Strategy and Policy, Plan India
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