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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
The adolescent girls programming toolkit gives recommendations on mitigating the lasting effects of COVID-19 on refugees and displaced girls.

COVID-19 and beyond: a new approach for girls in crisis

19 June 2020

Recommendations from consultations with girls and women who are refugees or internally displaced, on preventing the longer-term consequences of COVID-19.

  • Lotte Claessens
    Lotte Claessens
    Technical Advisor - Adolescents in Emergencies, Plan International Sweden

Refugee and displaced girls have hope despite COVID-19

18 June 2020

Action for refugee and displaced girls must involve consulting them on both issues and solutions. A blog by Sharon Chikanya and Richard Sandison of the Centre of Excellence: Girls in Displaced Settings.

  • Sharon Chikanya and Richard Sandison
    Plan International Centre of Excellence for Girls in Displaced Settings.
Saafatou, 15, from Niger, is making masks to sell to help keep her community safe.

We must protect girls and women from the lasting economic impacts of COVID-19

1 June 2020

We rely on women during crises. Their commitment must be seen and rewarded, blogs Maria McLaughlin, Senior Policy and Advocacy Advisor for Economic Empowerment.

  • Maria McLaughlin
    Senior Policy and Advocacy Advisor for Economic Empowerment
People wear masks on the subway in China

Time for Change: COVID-19, Connectivity and Equality

6 May 2020

As societies go into lockdown, girls and women are more vulnerable than ever to damaging exclusion. Connectivity is a right and a vital lifeline for millions. 

Plan International CEO Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen

Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen

Chief Executive Officer, Plan International
  • Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka
    Executive Director of UN Women
We must support young children and parents throughout COVID-19 for communities to thrive in the difficult years to come.

Keeping young children on the agenda during COVID-19

29 April 2020

We must support young children and parents throughout COVID-19 for communities to thrive in the difficult years to come, explains Programme Manager, Viktor Kjeldgaard Grønne of Plan BØRNEfonden Denmark.

  • Viktor Kjeldgaard Grønne, Programme Manager, Plan International Denmark
    Viktor Kjeldgaard Grønne
    Programme Manager, Plan BØRNEfonden Denmark.
Girls learning robotics programming skills in China

Why we need more biased technology

23 April 2020

On Girls in ICT Day 2020, Plan International's Nora Lindstrom examines why technology discriminates against girls and women, and what needs to change.

Nora Lindstrom, Global Coordinator for Digital Development

Nora Lindstrom

Global Lead for Digital Development, Plan International
Lockdown measures place girls and women at greater risk of gender-based violence

Violence against girls and women risks being COVID-19’s invisible catastrophe

17 April 2020

Evidence from COVID-19 affected countries and research into girls in other recent crises suggests an impending invisible catastrophe. 

  • Joanna Shepherd, Policy Advisor
    Joanna Shepherd
    Policy and Advocacy Advisor