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Girl from Sierra Leone at school

Gender equality: the work is just beginning

9 October 2015

The newly approved Sustainable Development Goals must be implemented and monitored correctly if the promise of gender equality is to be achieved by 2030, blogs Plan International's Anne-Sophie Lois.

Ms Anne-Sophie Lois, Head of Office, Plan International UN in Geneva

Anne-Sophie Lois

Head of Office, Plan International UN in Geneva
Nepal fuel crisis

Nepal: a crisis in the aftermath of a crisis

6 October 2015

Vital supplies are being delayed in reaching earthquake-affected children and families due to the fuel crisis in Nepal, blogs Plan International's Paolo Lubrano.

Paolo Lubrano, Deputy Emergency Response Manager – Operations, Plan International Nepal

Paolo Lubrano

Deputy Emergency Response Manager – Operations, Plan International Nepal
Plan International girl activists at the UN

After the New York SDG Summit: So now what?

30 September 2015

Now the Sustainable Development Goals have been adopted we need long-term plans to make them a reality, blogs Plan International's Amanda Lundy.

Amanda Lundy

Amanda Lundy

Plan International Advocacy Advisor
Adolescent girl carrying water in Mahama Refugee Camp

Transforming girls’ lives through water, sanitation and hygiene

25 September 2015

Providing girls with good water, sanitation and hygiene facilities keeps them healthy, safe and in school, blogs Plan International's Cathy Stephen.

Cathy Stephen

Cathy Stephen

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Adviser, Plan International UK
World Humanitarian Summit

Making the most of the World Humanitarian Summit

18 September 2015

Plan International's work alongside the World Humanitarian Summit team is driving real change in the development sector, including the engagement of those who are most affected, blogs Alex Jacobs. 

Alex Jacobs

Director of Programme Quality, Plan International Headquarters
Syrian refugees

EU ministers’ failure to act together deepens refugee crisis

16 September 2015

Millions of children's futures are at risk as EU ministers fail to address the scale and urgency of the Syrian refugee crisis, blogs Plan International's Tanya Cox.

Tanya Cox

Head of Office, Plan International EU
Syrian children in a refugee camp in Turkey

Fleeing Syria: The state of child refugees in Turkey

15 September 2015

Education has become a luxury for many of the more than half a million Syrian child refugees struggling to survive in Turkey, blogs Sule Dedekarginoglu.

Sule Dedekarginoglu

Advocacy Support Officer, UN Liaison Office in New York
Girl advocates presenting their declaration to Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff

Nothing about us, without us – why girls’ voices matter

11 September 2015

The work of Plan International-supported girl advocates is ensuring that girls' rights feature prominently in the Sustainable Development Goals, blogs Adam Vink.

Adam Vink, Youth Advocacy Officer

Ebola checkpoint Sierra Leone

How youth teams battled Ebola

1 September 2015

Youth teams supported by Plan International played an innovative role in spreading information to prevent and control the spread of Ebola, blogs Aminata, 20, from Sierra Leone

Aminata, Sierra Leone National Youth Advisory Panel Member