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Girls support others to manage periods in COVID-19 lockdown

To help girls and young women manage their periods during COVID-19 lockdown, a group of 52 girls in northern Uganda are making and distributing reusable sanitary pads in their communities.

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Education continues amidst COVID-19 lockdown in refugee settlements

Children in Uganda’s refugee camps are continuing their education despite schools being closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic thanks to learning materials provided by Plan International.

Angella feels that the films girls watch in their free time don’t help.

Filmmakers use girls’ nakedness to make money

Youth activist Angella, from Kampala, is calling for filmmakers to stop reinforcing negative stereotypes that hold girls back from following their ambitions.

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Young activist campaigns for safer cities in Uganda

Meet Faridah, 21, from Uganda. Her inspirational story shows how girls and young women have the power to overcome adversity to become leaders of change in their lives and communities.

Shamim teaches vocational skills to young mothers in Buyende district for a livelihood

Youth advocate stops child marriages in Uganda

Shamim, 20, has become an influential leader in her community and is supporting girls to avoid child marriage, return to school and learn new skills.

Responding to the needs of South Sudanese refugees

Plan International Uganda is responding to the refugee influx in the north of the country that has resulted from the political crisis in South Sudan. 

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25 years of advancing children’s rights and equality for girls in Uganda

Plan International is celebrating 25 years of advancing children’s rights and equality for girls in Uganda since our operations started in response to risks faced by children during guerrilla warfare in the country in 1992. 

Girls learn about menstrual hygiene management at school

Periods no longer a pain for school girls

This series of photos shows how cheap, washable sanitary pads are preventing girls from missing school in Uganda. 

Using text messages to monitor and report teachers’ absence

Texting to stop truanting teachers

Plan International Uganda has developed a mobile phone SMS messaging system, alongside partner organisation Nokia, to reduce the problem of teacher absenteeism.