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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
Youth activists at Women Deliver

How will you use your power? A reflection on Women Deliver

21 June 2019

Social Media Editor Emily Gorton reflects on her time at Women Deliver 2019 and what the event meant to the fight for gender equality.  

  • Emily in Canada for Women Deliver
    Emily Gorton
    Social Media Editor
Marcelina hosts a local radio show and speaks out about girls' and women's issues.

Women Deliver 2019: A turning point for girls’ power

30 May 2019

As the global women’s rights community comes together at Women Deliver 2019, they can unlock girls’ power and more sustainable future for our world, blogs Plan International’s Sean Maguire.

  • Sean Maguire, Executive Director of Global Influence and Partnerships, Plan International
    Sean Maguire
    Executive Director of Global Influence and Partnerships
Sharon, 19, lives in an informal settlement in Kampala where danger is ever present

Girls demand safer cities at UN-Habitat Assembly

27 May 2019

Young people will take centre stage at the UN-Habitat Assembly this week to demand safer, more inclusive cities. 

  • Tinotenda Hondo
    Global Safer Cities Programme and Advocacy Manager
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
Fifteen-year-old Maria from Lima says group harassment is no laughing matter.

Maria: Men see harassment as a game. I’m not playing.

9 April 2019

Maria is sick of feeling unsafe in the city streets of Lima. She’s saddened that groups of men and boys think it’s OK to intimidate her friends on their way to school. But she’s got a solution. 

  • Maria from Lima Peru
    Maria, 15, Lima.
    Campaigner

New standards set for girls and women at the UN

28 March 2019

Agreements on gender equality came after tough negotiations at the UN’s Commission on the Status of Women, writes Jennifer Klot, Plan International Representative to the United Nations, New York.

  • Jennifer Klot
    Plan International Representative to the United Nations, New York.
Munashe, 14, on her way to collect water for her family.

I met girl survivors of Cyclone Idai. They will struggle most to recover.

27 March 2019

Tinotenda Hondo is on the ground in Zimbabwe. She’s mindful of what everyone affected is struggling through but knows girls face most barriers on the journey to recovery.

  • Tinotenda Hondo
    Global Safer Cities Programme and Advocacy Manager