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
Breaking the silence on mental health
Want to empower women? Start with girls!
European Commissioner Jutta Urpilainen on her ambition to leave no girl behind
In light of International Women’s Day we wanted to know from European Commissioner for International Partnerships, Jutta Urpilainen, not only what her views are in relation to gender equality and girls’ rights, but also which women inspired her throughout her career. Her advice to all girls and young women out there: “Be always ready to learn more and keep an open mind. Inspire others and be inspired by others.”
- Jutta UrpilainenEuropean Commissioner for International Partnerships
YOUth Innovate! Summit 2020
Migrant girls and adolescents require special attention
Addressing the humanitarian needs of the girls and adolescents is essential to ensure equality and development.
- Camila MariñoCommunication and Information Officer - Regional Response to the Venezuela Crisis