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Chonda, 15, on her way to school in Bangladesh

Building the platform for girls’ rights

8 February 2018

"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.

Plan International CEO Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen

Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen

Chief Executive Officer, Plan International
Twins, Mary and Martha, 5, with their birth certificates during a registration event in Upper Manya Krobo district, Ghana

The case for universal birth registration

16 October 2017

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.

Ed Duffus, Head of Innovation at Plan International

Edward Duffus

Head of Innovation, Plan International
Y Hoa from Vietnam makes her opening speech as community Chairperson

#GirlsTakeover: Time to Turn Girls’ Whisper into a Roar

10 October 2017

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. 

Plan International CEO Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen

Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen

Chief Executive Officer, Plan International
Girls at school in Colombia

Gender equality: the social and political issue of our time

2 October 2017

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.

Plan International CEO Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen

Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen

Chief Executive Officer, Plan International
Members of Plan International's Generation project in Brazil

Roll back on girls' and women's rights demands swift action

12 September 2017

We're seeing a global roll back on girls' and women's rights. Now is the time to take a stand against regressive forces, blogs Plan International CEO, Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen. 

Plan International CEO Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen

Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen

Chief Executive Officer, Plan International
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