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Alama, 12, uses learning pack to study at home while her school is closed due to COVID-19

Keeping girls in education through COVID-19

Alama and 1,252 other young students from 46 PASS+ centres in Mali have received a learning pack so they can continue their education, as well as raise awareness about the prevention and protection measures against COVID-19.

A new livelihood thanks to Plan International's skills training

COVID-19: New livelihood helps family cope and feed community

Savings groups and skills training from Plan International are helping this family in Vietnam cope with the changing situation - as well as providing food to their community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lucilene, 16,  is an outspoken advocate of gender equality, girls' rights and sexual and reproductive health services and information.

COVID-19: Sexual and reproductive health needs must be prioritised

Girls and young women have the right to sexual and reproductive health services, despite government restrictions of movement. Advocate Lucilene, 16, from Mozambique shares her fears for girls during COVID-19.

Girls from the Girls' Advocacy Alliance distribute sanitary pads in Kibera, Kenya.

Helping girls manage their periods during COVID-19

Quarantine measures are cutting girls off from essential health services. This Menstrual Hygiene Day it's more important than ever for girls to speak out about their needs without shame.

Girl receives hand sanitiser from Plan International staff in Borno state

Feeding more than 56,000 displaced people across Borno state

Following the outbreak of coronavirus in Nigeria, Plan International has been taking steps to provide critical support to vulnerable displaced communities through food distribution as prices soar in the country.

Fostina and her children at home in Central Province, Zambia

Woman struggles to provide for family amid food crisis

Fostina from Zambia describes the daily struggle she faces to provide food for her family in the face of drought and unpredictable rainfall.

School girls eating lunch provided by Plan International

Food distributions keep Zambian children in school

Children in food crisis-hit Zambia are staying in or returning to school thanks to food distributions by Plan International.

Samira at school in Zambia's Central Province

Food crisis-hit girl misses school to care for siblings

Samira, 14 is among many Zambian girls whose lives have been affected by the food crisis in Southern Africa. She’s concerned she won’t be able to follow her dreams if she is unable to attend school.

The young women taking on male-dominated professions in Kenya

Meet Kenya’s next generation of welders and electricians. They’re all young women who are forging a new path, proving that stereotypes shouldn’t stand in the way of anyone’s ambitions.