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Girl activists were essential in helping secure the child marriage ban in Dominican Republic

How we got child marriage banned in Dominican Republic

21 January 2021

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 - and got child marriage banned in Dominican Republic. 

  • Virginia Saiz
    Country Director Plan International Dominican Republic
COVID-19 has exacerbated an existing learning crisis, leaving 1 billion children and young people at risk of falling behind.

Why we must prioritise education as we build back from COVID-19

17 December 2020

COVID-19’s impact on access to and quality of education for children and young people all around the world grows daily. Girls, young women and the most marginalised will be worst affected. We must not let them fall behind.

  • Kevin Nascimento - Deployable Education in Emergencies Specialist
    Kevin Nascimento
    Deployable Education in Emergencies Specialist
Girls around the world are calling for urgent action on climate change, along with inclusive, quality education for young people everywhere.

Inclusive quality education: the key to climate and gender justice

9 December 2020

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

Jessica Cooke - Resilience and Climate Change Policy Officer

Jessica Cooke

Resilience and Climate Change Policy Officer
  • Policy and Advocacy Advisor, Leah Moss.
    Leah Moss
    Policy and Advocacy Officer
Youth activist, Angelica Ojinnaka and IPU Secretary General Martin Chungong

For a fairer future, girls must help design decision-making processes

2 November 2020

Youth Activist Angelica Ojinnaka and the Inter-Parliamentary Union's Martin Chungong make the case for an overhaul in decision-making processes so girls and young women are no longer excluded.

Girls are calling for an end to online abuse. Help stop harassment on social media by signing young activists' open letter!

Social media companies must act on the harassment of girls

5 October 2020

Online harassment of girls has become normalised. This is what social media companies can do about it, blogs Plan International CEO, Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen. 

Plan International CEO Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen

Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen

Chief Executive Officer, Plan International
Digital participation in decision-making could help young people claim power

How youth groups can claim power digitally during COVID-19

27 July 2020

COVID-19 has smashed the status quo: young people must now raise their voices in digital decision-making spaces.

  • Grace Hunt
    Campaigns Assistant
Girls Get Equal advocate Swostika from Nepal.

How girls are taking the lead during COVID-19

22 July 2020

The world has been turned upside down by the COVID-19 crisis but in these unprecedented times, we have once again been shown who runs the world… girls!

  • Khadijah Turner
    Campaign Officer
Girl at an accelerated learning centre, Diffa region.

Education Under Attack – Sahel girls need action on safe schools

8 July 2020

Girls in the Sahel region value education, but lack of action towards safe schools in conflict areas is leading to devastating, life-altering impacts for a generation of students.

  • Daouda Diarra
    Education in Emergencies Specialist
Mother of sponsored child receives a cash grant from Plan International.

COVID-19: How cash transfers can save lives and livelihoods

8 July 2020

Protecting livelihoods can save lives during COVID-19 response, blogs Cash Based Programme in Emergencies Specialist Syed Mohammed Aftab Alam.

Aftab Alam

Syed Alam

Cash Based Programme in Emergencies Specialist (Global Lead), Plan International