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Sophie from Uganda is a sexual and reproductive health and rights campaigner because family planning is a human right.

Family planning is a human right

5 July 2018

Plan International supports all girls and young women to make their own sexual and reproductive health choices. Because they have rich and complex lives. They have hopes and ambitions. And because it’s a human right.

  • Alexandra Rolland, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Policy Advisor
    Alexandra Rolland
    Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Policy Advisor
Members of the youth coalition in Indonesia

Ending child marriage in Asia. Let's make it happen!

26 June 2018

We can learn valuable lessons from Asia for emerging, innovative and effective ways to end child marriage, blogs Raša Sekulović, our Regional Head of Child Protection. 

  • Raša Sekulović
    Regional Head of Child Protection (Asia)
Yolande, girls' rights advocate at the African Girls' Summit in Brussels last year calling for sexual health education and an end to child marriage.

Yolande: Girls and their allies can help end child marriage

22 June 2018

Yolande, 25, a girls' rights advocate from Togo gives recommendations for ending child marriage ahead of her attendance at the second Girls Not Brides global conference.

  • Yolande Youga
    Youth Ambassador

Ola: Girls’ voices power progress

4 June 2018

Investing in girls powers progress for all, blogs lawyer and young leader Olaoluwa Abagun ahead of the European Development Days.

  • Ola
    Olaoluwa Abagun
    Lawyer and Young Leader
Youth activist Charity with Director of Radio Timveni, Charles Kululanga

How to step up fight against child marriage

2 May 2018

Campaigners and stakeholders are celebrating news that instances of child marriage are decreasing globally. But our 18+ programme provides recommendations for making global efforts to end the practice more effective.

  • Lazarus Mwale
    Regional Programme Manager 18+ Ending Child Marriage in East & Southern Africa

Don't let tech leave girls behind

12 April 2018

If girls and women don't get involved in creating the future of tech, they risk being left behind, blogs Global Coordinator for Digital Development, Nora Lindstrom.

  • Nora Lindstrom
    Global Coordinator for Digital Development
Sabuka is a teenage Rohingya refugee.

Rohingya girls are living in a grim purgatory

26 March 2018

For every one of the almost one million Rohingya people living in camps in camps in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, life is an incomprehensible struggle. And girls have it worst, blogs Susanne Legena, Acting CEO, Plan International Australia.

  • CEO, Plan International Australia, Susanne Legena
    Susanne Legena
    Acting CEO, Plan International Australia
Neetika from Nepal took over her radio station to speak about girls' issues.

Rural girls' voices must be heard!

16 March 2018

Radio is vital for girls in rural areas of Nepal. Neetika, 17, blogs for us about the day she hosted her own show to ensure that as well as listening, girls' voices are also heard.

  • Neetika from Nepal took over her radio station to speak about girls' issues.
    Neetika
    Youth Ambassador for Plan International Nepal
Youth Ambassadors from Hanoi flew to Kuala Lumpur to participate in the World Urban Forum

Girls hold the solutions for safety in cities

8 March 2018

Community leaders and city planners must listen to girls if they want to build safe cities for all, suggest Lan and Linh, 16-year-old youth ambassadors from Hanoi.

  • Youth Ambassadors from Hanoi at WUF9
    Linh and Lan, both 16, Hanoi.
    Youth Ambassadors for Safer Cities for Girls