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Adolescent girls in crises deserve better emergency responses…

Now is the time to make humanitarian action work for them, not against them, writes Plan International’s Anne-Sophie Lois.
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Ending child marriage is possible: Invest in what’s working…

We can end child marriage in a generation with the support of young activists and if governments and NGOs invest in what has been proven to work. A blog by Bhagyashri Dengle, interim regional…
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Girls’ freedom online is under attack

Compared to their male peers, girls online are facing more threats of sexual violence, more comments about their appearance and behaviour and are more often told not to speak out and have an…
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This is how Girls Get Equal

Girls Get Equal is the world’s biggest girl-led campaign for gender equality. Now is the time for change, blogs Plan International CEO, Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen. 
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Family planning is a human right

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…
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How to step up fight against child marriage

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…
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How teachers can help end gender-based violence in schools

Teachers hold the key to preventing violence against girls in and around schools and need more support to keep children safe, writes Plan International’s Leila Asrari.
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Gender equality: the social and political issue of our time

New research shows that laws, policies and campaigns which change attitudes towards girls are critical if we are to achieve gender equality, blogs Plan International CEO Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen.…
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How we stopped 2,000 child marriages in Bangladesh

Progress in Bangladesh shows we can only eradicate child marriage if governments, communities and girls work together, writes Senait Gebregziabher, Regional Director for Plan International in…
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Long-term solutions essential to Nepal’s recovery

A lot has been achieved in the 6 months since the Nepal earthquake but a long-term response is required to overcome the effects of the disaster, blogs Plan International’s Jonathan Mitchell.…
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Five reasons the success of the SDGs depends on youth engagement…

Children will be critical agents of change in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals, blogs Plan International's Maribel Ullmann.
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Ending FGM and Child Marriage in Kenya

Although Kenya has made strides in outlawing FGM, child marriage and protecting children’s rights, the practise is still rampant, blogs Plan International Kenya Country Director Carol Sherman.…
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