Case Studies

7 ways to end FGM

Female genital mutilation is a violation of girls' and women's human rights. We must work together to end FGM.
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Being poor should not be an obstacle to my dreams

Érika is the brightest girl in her school. She's even waiting to hear whether she's been offered a scholarship to study abroad. More than anyone, Érika knows that for girls to fulfil their…
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16 ways to end violence towards girls

Drawing on 80 years of work with some of the world's most at-risk girls, we've put together a list of some of the most effective ways to tackle violence towards girls and women. 
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#MeToo, girls and normalised violence

The #MeToo movement has highlighted normalised abuse and harassment violence in the developed world. Our latest research sheds light on how these issues affect young people across the globe…
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Safe schools save lives

A Plan International safe schools project in Rangpur, Bangladesh shows how the classroom can be an effective place to begin strengthening resilience across the whole community. On International…
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Champions of Change: Unlocking the Power of Uganda’s Girls…

Plan International’s new research shows that no matter what they are capable of, girls face a wall of resistance in their struggle to progress. We spoke to girls in Uganda about the Champions…
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Beacon teachers work together to keep children safe

School is like a second home for many children. This is why a team of teachers, known as the Beacon Teachers Movement, are working together to keep children safe both at school and home.
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School gives hope to vulnerable children in Jordan

To address the biggest violations of children’s rights, Plan International began work in Jordan in 2016. We are supporting young children to overcome emotional distress from the war in Syria…
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The plumber who is smashing gender stereotypes

Life has not always been easy for Bibata, whose parents sent her to Burkina Faso after she had a baby. However, after completing vocational training with Plan International, she's now the only…
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Advocating for the rights of adolescents and young people

Plan International supports the right of all children, adolescents and young people to make their own free and informed choices in relation to their sexual and reproductive health, free from…
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Young women rebuild their lives after Typhoon Haiyan

Following the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan, young women are getting jobs, setting up businesses and turning their lives around thanks to skills training.
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5 feminist fathers from around the world

A vital component for achieving gender equality and rights for girls is the involvement and support of men and boys. Fathers, in particular, can play an important role in creating an equal environment…
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