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Nataly speaking at the National Assembly of Ecuador

Girls' Rights Wins of 2017

13 December 2017

2017 has been an eventful year. Plan International's #GirlsTakeover expert, Philip Gonzalo Taylor, runs through the huge girls' rights victories that have come about as a result of global action for girls, by girls.

  • #GirlsTakeover Expert, Philip Gonzalo Taylor
    Philip Gonzalo-Taylor
    Because I am a Girl Communications Assistant

#GirlsTakeover: My Day as a Village Chief

11 October 2017

Luciana, 17, took over the role of a village chief for a day in Timor-Leste as part of Plan International’s global #GirlsTakeover. We asked her to share her feelings about the experience, and here is what she had to say. 

  • Luciana, 17.
    Luciana
    Youth Activist
Mother and son in Timor-Leste

Timor-Leste's proposed family planning policy will deny girls their rights

24 August 2017

The Timorese government's proposed family planning policy would only be offered to those who are already married. In a country where the teenage pregnancy rate is 24%, this denial of girls' right to have control over their bodies is alarming, blogs Programme Manager Fatima Soares.

  • Fatima Soares
    Programme Manager
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

#YouthTakeover: Education is our right

26 April 2017

  • Odelia, 18, from Timor-Leste
    Young advocate

#YouthTakeover: Protect all children from violence!

26 April 2017

  • Maria, 17, from Timor-Leste
    Young advocate

#Youthtakeover: Edukasaun mak ita nia direitu

25 April 2017

  • Odelia, 18, from Timor-Leste
    Young advocate

#Youthtakeover: Proteje labarik sira husi violénsia!

25 April 2017

  • Maria, 17, from Timor-Leste
    Young advocate

With a new law in Timor-Leste, number of women in politics skyrockets

2 November 2016

  • Lala Soares
    Manager of Women and Girls Participation in Local Governance Programme, Plan International Timor-Leste