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.
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
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.
Adolescent girls in crises deserve better emergency responses
Now is the time to make humanitarian action work for them, not against them, writes Plan International’s Anne-Sophie Lois.
What Will It Take to Unlock Girls’ Potential to Speak Out?
On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and at the start of the 16 days of activism, Serap Altinisik, Head of Office and EU Representative of Plan International and Salomé Guibreteau, Policy and Advocacy Officer, reflect on EU actions for girls’ and young women’s agency.
- Salome GuibreteauPolicy and Advocacy Officer
It is time to uphold girls’ right to choose
It's time for the world's governments to listen to the voices of girls at the Nairobi Summit
Gender equality in education: goal for G7 summit
Governments need to target girls living in crisis and in disadvantaged areas with education funds, blogs Plan International CEO, Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen.
Let’s fulfill our promises to the world’s left-behind children
We need to act now if we hope to break inter-generational cycles of poverty and exclusion blogs Plan International CEO, Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen.
- Anne-Birgitte AlbrectsenCEO Plan International
What about that Feminist Europe?
I strongly believe, as do many others, that the feminist way is the only way for the EU to go, there is no doubt about that. But that –feminist- Europe has to go way beyond isolated policies or propositions. It does not stop where manifestos end. The newly elected Members of the European Parliament have to understand that achieving gender equality is not only about ticking boxes. Closing the gender pay gap alone, although very important, will not make women equal to men.
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