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Teacher of Grade 2 with students at a Plan supported Kindergarten in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Setting a new curriculum for global education

23 June 2017

G20 leaders have an opportunity to transform girls' lives if they plug the education financing gap, blogs Plan International CEO, Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen. 

Plan International CEO Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen

Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen

Chief Executive Officer, Plan International
Father with his baby, Bolivia

Challenging expectations and transforming relations

15 June 2017

An involved and engaged father can make a huge difference to child’s life, from birth right through to adulthood. But equitable parenting can also boost health, relationships and overall happiness for the whole family. 

Mel Swan, Global Technical Lead of Early Childhood Development at Plan International

Melanie Swan

Global Technical Lead for Early Childhood Development, Plan International
Girls at a Digital Learning Centre in Delhi

Gender equality is impossible without digital skills for girls

27 April 2017

Girls must have the chance to learn digital skills to truly have equal opportunities and be able to follow their ambitions, writes Plan International CEO Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen.

Plan International CEO Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen

Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen

Chief Executive Officer, Plan International
Schoolchildren receive meal of porridge at school.

Fighting a rising tide of apathy towards aid

25 April 2017

The scale of apathy towards humanitarian support today is shocking, says Plan International's CEO Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen. Here she explains why critics of aid for East Africa have got it wrong. 

Plan International CEO Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen

Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen

Chief Executive Officer, Plan International
Girls learning vocational skills at the Saksham project in Delhi, India

Investing in girls now will pay dividends in the future

10 March 2017

Giving girls a fighting chance for economic equality leads to a social transformation that will benefit all, says Plan International CEO, Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen.

Plan International CEO Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen

Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen

Chief Executive Officer, Plan International
Girls from Marrumuana primary school in Inhambane

Be Bold for Change: Let Girls Lead

2 March 2017

Securing rights for women and girls is the key to achieving gender equality by 2030, says Plan International’s CEO, Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen. 

Plan International CEO Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen

Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen

Chief Executive Officer, Plan International
Girls transport relief aid in Mubi, Nigeria

Help for Nigerian families affected by violence

22 February 2017

Providing families in Nigeria with cash transfers is a critical step to address the growing nutrition emergency caused by Boko Haram attacks, blogs Plan International’s Syed Mohammed Aftab Alam.

Aftab Alam

Syed Alam

Cash Based Programme in Emergencies Specialist (Global Lead), Plan International
Yadis, 15, from Colombia took over the role of Major of Madrid on International Day of the Girl 2016

Why girls must have the opportunity to lead

19 January 2017

Girls and young women must have opportunities to lead countries, cities and businesses if we are to meet development targets, blogs Plan International CEO Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen.

Plan International CEO Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen

Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen

Chief Executive Officer, Plan International
A girl carrying water on her head in Uganda

Positive future for children depends on partnerships

16 January 2017

We will only be able to achieve sustainable development and gender equality by forming new and innovative partnerships across different sectors, writes Plan International CEO Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen.

Plan International CEO Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen

Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen

Chief Executive Officer, Plan International