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Working with young people to adapt cities for climate resilience…

On World Cities Day we are reminded of the crucial importance of supporting children and young people, especially adolescent girls, where they are – in the cities and slums that are growing…
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No food, no sleep for children in Northern Ethiopia

Addressing the hunger crisis in northern Ethiopia should be a priority, says Dr Unni Krishnan, Global Humanitarian Director at girls’ rights organisation Plan International.
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Haiti Earthquake one month on: responding to the needs of girls…

We must ensure earthquake recovery efforts respond to the needs of girls and young women.
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Why men’s engagement in nurturing care for early childhood…

Working with fathers and male caregivers to promote men’s engagement in childcare and the household is a vital part of Plan International's gender-transformative approach, blogs Nicole Rodger.…
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Haiti Earthquake: Put Children First

A personal reflection from Dr Unni Krishnan, Plan International’s Global Humanitarian Director following the earthquake that hit Haiti.
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Safeguarding children during food crisis response in South Sudan…

Safeguarding children and young people is a vital part of crisis response. Child protection helpdesks at food distribution points can help keep children in Pibor safe, blogs Shreeram KC.
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“We’ve had enough.” young activists call for…

We demand that young people are meaningfully engaged with decision-makers and intergenerational dialogues on education, blogs Nnenna Onwuka of Transform Education.
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It’s time to strengthen gender focus in humanitarian action…

The humanitarian system is at a critical juncture. As the new humanitarian chief assumes his position, Plan International is calling on him to raise the ambition of the humanitarian sector on…
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Move over ‘femtech’, we need equality tech

Feminist technology must go beyond responding to girls' needs, suggest Nora Lindstrom, Senior Lead for Digital Programmes and Nikita Shrubsole, Influencing and Digital Policy and Advocacy Officer.…
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Girls, women and children bear the brunt of the food crisis…

More than half of South Sudan’s population will suffer acute food shortages this year according to UN predictions. Families say this year is the most severe period of hunger in living memory,…
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How we got child marriage banned in Dominican Republic

We knew that girls were dropping out of school and becoming pregnant far too young but society didn't see child marriage as an issue. Here's how Plan International made it everyone's problem…
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Inclusive quality education: the key to climate and gender justice…

Inclusive gender-responsive education is fundamental for progress towards climate and gender justice. 
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