Empowering girls to follow careers in information and communications technology (ICT) is not only a matter of gender equality, but also an urgent development imperative, blogs Andrew Small ahead of International Girls in ICT Day.
The reality of the drought in Zimbabwe is heart-breaking and requires precise action before the situation spirals out of control, blogs Plan International’s Humanitarian Director Roger Yates.
Plan International’s work with youth savings groups is leading change in the way organisations work with young people in developing countries, blogs John Schiller after visiting groups in Zambia.
Enterprising staff and strong corporate partnerships reinforce Plan International India's ability to deliver life-changing programmes for young people, blogs Plan International CEO Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen
Sometimes, seemingly small steps can bring about quite extraordinary change. Nowhere is that more evident than in the way we raise our children, blogs Vernor Muñoz, Plan International’s Global Advisor on Education.
Only by making the Invisible Girl visible can we realise her rights, blogs Plan International CEO, Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen.
The bold and ambitious Paris climate change agreement should be welcomed, but there are many challenges to overcome to ensure it becomes a reality, blogs Plan International's Alison Wright.
We can end female genital mutilation in a generation by combining national policy and community-level awareness raising, says Plan International Mali's Madina Bocoum Daff.
Asnakech, from Ethiopia, was 12 when her parents decided it was time for her to ‘become a woman’. A self-taught circumciser came to her house, cut her clitoris and outer labia using a razor blade, then pressed ashes and cow manure on the bleeding cuts. In technical terms, this is called Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). Asnakech can still remember how scared she felt and how no-one comforted her afterwards.