Case Studies

The young reporter eliminating child marriage in her community…

Since Huyen began communications initiatives to end child marriage in her community, no students have dropped out of school to get married in 3 years.
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How play can advance gender equality

On the inaugural International Day of Play on 11 June, our projects from around the world show how play unlocks children’s potential and can advance gender equality.
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Across generations – periods through the ages

Conversations between grandmothers, mothers and daughters about menstruation through the ages.
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Rain can’t wash away Sarai’s hope and resilience

El Niño rains flooded Sarai's village. Since, through support networks, Sarai and other affected girls help each other to heal and look to the future.
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From school leavers to star teachers 

Eunice, Kumba, and 200 other young women have been catching up on the learning they missed and have become certified as schoolteachers with real-life classroom experience.
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Salma is determined to stay in school – no matter what…

An illness made Salma lose her hearing, her ability to speak and her chance to go to school. But against the odds, she plans to become a teacher - and nothing will stop her.
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Teresa’s plan to strengthen girls’ adaptability…

Teresa, 15, and a friend plant trees to prevent landslides in rural Timor-Leste.
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Easter 1944: A children’s tea party to remember

A set of donated photographs unearthed a fascinating insight into the early days of Plan's work helping children caught up in the horrors of WW2.
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Shamirah: I want to see a future without stigma and discrimination…

Shamirah campaigns for the sexual and reproductive health and rights of young women living with HIV. She shares her view on the future girls want.
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“The future I want is one where education comes above…

Twenty-two-year-old Aseel from Jordan wants education that prioritises student needs for the 21st century, otherwise those most vulnerable will be left behind.
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Life for girls in Renk, South Sudan

Over 560,000 people have crossed from Sudan into South Sudan as a result of conflict. Here's what girls told us about life at the border crossing in Renk.
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Girls in the shadow of war: Ukraine’s hidden mental health…

Two years on from the escalation of conflict in Ukraine, 4 young women speak about the impact the conflict has had upon their mental health.
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