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Girls: The invisible faces of conflicts and disasters

19 May 2016

Girls are among the most affected during crises and disasters. In the discussions taking place at the World Humanitarian Summit, we must ensure girls are not left behind, writes Plan International’s Alison Wright.

  • Alison Wright
    Alison Wright
    Humanitarian Policy Manager, Plan International
Girl campaigning in Uganda

Speed up change to improve girls’ lives

16 May 2016

Making all girls visible in statistics is a critical first step towards holding governments to account and implementing the girl-focused global goals, writes Plan International CEO Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen.

Plan International CEO Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen

Anne-Brigitte Albrectsen

Chief Executive Officer, Plan International
Children at water distribution in Dorolaba, Lalibela district

Communities in Ethiopia surviving despite El Niño drought

13 May 2016

Food and water distributions are helping communities survive despite El Niño-caused droughts but long-term needs remain, blogs Plan International’s Jonathan Mitchell.

Mr Jonathan Mitchell, Director of Programmes, Plan International

Jonathan Mitchell

Director of Programmes, Plan International Headquarters
Girls at a computer learning ICT skills

Why girls must connect with digital opportunities

27 April 2016

Empowering girls to follow careers in information and communications technology (ICT) is not only a matter of gender equality, but also an urgent development imperative, blogs Andrew Small ahead of International Girls in ICT Day.

  • Andrew Small
    Andrew Small
    Advocacy and Campaigns Officer, Plan International
A group of women who have been forced to relocate next to a canal to grow maize

Desperate times as El Niño food shortage ravages Zimbabwe

11 April 2016

The reality of the drought in Zimbabwe is heart-breaking and requires precise action before the situation spirals out of control, blogs Plan International’s Humanitarian Director Roger Yates.

Mr Roger Yates, Director of Disaster Risk Management, Plan International

Roger Yates

Director of Disaster Risk Management, Plan International Headquarters
youth savings groups, microfinance, savings and loans, finance

Helping young people create their own jobs

30 March 2016

Plan International’s work with youth savings groups is leading change in the way organisations work with young people in developing countries, blogs John Schiller after visiting groups in Zambia.

Mr John Schiller, Global Advisor for Savings Groups, Plan International

John Schiller

Global Advisor for Savings Groups, Plan International USA
Children playing in Sierra Leone

How youth triumphed in the Ebola disaster

24 March 2016

Two years after the West Africa Ebola outbreak, Plan International Sierra Leone Youth Advisory Panel member Kamanda Kamara blogs about young people’s participation in the struggle to contain the virus, and how their brave work has contributed to lasting change in their communities.

Kamanda, Global Youth Advisory Panel (GYAP) member, Plan International

Kamanda Kamara

Global Youth Advisory Panel member
Girls in Plan International India's Safe Cities programme

Partnerships transform young lives in India

21 March 2016

Enterprising staff and strong corporate partnerships reinforce Plan International India's ability to deliver life-changing programmes for young people, blogs Plan International CEO Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen

Plan International CEO Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen

Anne-Brigitte Albrectsen

Chief Executive Officer, Plan International
Maria from Brazil supports girls right to education

Why children should help run their schools

18 March 2016

Sometimes, seemingly small steps can bring about quite extraordinary change. Nowhere is that more evident than in the way we raise our children, blogs Vernor Muñoz, Plan International’s Global Advisor on Education.

Mr Vernor Muñoz Villalobos, Global Advisor on Education, Plan International

Vernor Muñoz

Global Advisor on Education, Plan International