The UN is Failing Girls in Crisis
This week, world leaders are arriving in New York for the UN General Assembly. They will gather around the world’s top tables to talk about the most troubling crises of our time. Many words will be spoken, but too few about those who need them most - the millions of girls in crisis across the globe.
We won’t stop until every girl is equally seen, heard and valued
For Plan International, the International Day of the Girl and the Girls’ Rights Gazette are all about displaying girls’ power and potential. That reflects our mission to ensure that girls are central tothe social and political changes needed to remove the barriers that hold girls back.
All young people deserve to be safe - especially at school
Whether at school, at home, in public spaces or online – all children and young people must feel and be safe. However, a simple walk to school, especially for girls and LGBTIQ+ young people, can pose a serious threat to their mental health and safety.
European Development Days – looking back on two exciting and inspiring days
So what are my main take-aways from this year’s EDDs? As Plan International’s CEO, Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen, said during one of her interventions, “we need EU actors to step up and join us as girls’ rights advocates and challenge the hugely unequal power relations between men and women, and boys and girls”. As a longstanding feminist, I fully recognise that shifting social norms is the only way to make progress.
Don't let tech leave girls behind
If girls and women don't get involved in creating the future of tech, they risk being left behind, blogs Global Coordinator for Digital Development, Nora Lindstrom.
- Nora LindstromGlobal Coordinator for Digital Development
Building the platform for girls’ rights
"Girls’ Rights are Human Rights, right? Everyone knows that. So why do we need to make a case for girls? What makes them special?" Plan International CEO, Anne-Brigitte Albrectsen lays out the facts in this blog supporting the launch of our latest research and the Girls' Rights Platform.
The case for universal birth registration
Innovative methods that aim to register every birth are essential if we are to improve the lives of the world’s most vulnerable children who are currently invisible to their governments, blogs Plan International’s Ed Duffus.
#GirlsTakeover: Time to Turn Girls’ Whisper into a Roar
From the casual inequalities that curtail girls' education to the violence that for many is frighteningly routine. Plan International CEO, Anne-Brigitte Albrectsen blogs about why we support and promote girls' power and potential on International Day of the Girl.
Gender equality: the social and political issue of our time
New research shows that laws, policies and campaigns which change attitudes towards girls are critical if we are to achieve gender equality, blogs Plan International CEO Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen.