Why we need more biased technology
On Girls in ICT Day 2020, Plan International's Nora Lindstrom examines why technology discriminates against girls and women, and what needs to change.
Violence against girls and women risks being COVID-19’s invisible catastrophe
Evidence from COVID-19 affected countries and research into girls in other recent crises suggests an impending invisible catastrophe.
- Joanna ShepherdPolicy and Advocacy Advisor
Tackling COVID-19: Lessons from China
As countries across the world grapple with rising fatalities, China has started to lift its lockdown. Plan International China Country Director, Haider Yaqub, gives an account of how his team assisted the Chinese authorities in their COVID-19 response and shares some valuable lessons for rest of the world.
Girls Get Equal in the COVID-19 crisis
A message from our Head of Campaigns, Sarah Carson about the Girls Get Equal campaign in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis.
- Sarah CarsonHead of Campaigns
Pushing for equality for girls in the age of COVID-19
As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds, Plan International CEO Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen reflects on the effects on girls across the globe, and what must be done to mitigate them.
Tackling COVID-19: Lessons learnt from Ebola
Six years ago, the Ebola outbreak in West Africa killed more than 11,300 people. Now, the world is grappling with COVID-19 pandemic – the biggest health crisis of a generation.
COVID-19 School Closures Around the World Will Hit Girls Hardest
As COVID-19 forces school closures in 185 countries, Plan International and UNESCO warn of the potential for increased drop-out rates which will disproportionately affect adolescent girls.
- Stefania GianniniAssistant Deputy Director, UNESCO
COVID-19: Quarantine when home isn't safe for children
Countries and homes are on lockdown to prevent the spread of COVID-19. What happens when home isn't a safe space?
- Viviana SantiagoGender and Advocacy Manager, Plan International Brazil
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.