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.
It is time to uphold girls’ right to choose
It's time for the world's governments to listen to the voices of girls at the Nairobi Summit
Lifeline for girls and women who have fled conflict
Cash transfers are helping girls, women and their families cope with the protracted effects of conflict and displacement.
- Aftab AlamCash Based Programme in Emergencies Specialist
Gender equality in education: goal for G7 summit
Governments need to target girls living in crisis and in disadvantaged areas with education funds, blogs Plan International CEO, Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen.
Let’s fulfill our promises to the world’s left-behind children
We need to act now if we hope to break inter-generational cycles of poverty and exclusion blogs Plan International CEO, Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen.
- Anne-Birgitte AlbrectsenCEO Plan International