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Child protection

Plan International is committed to enabling children to achieve their full potential and ensure their overall well-being, which can only be achieved in a protective and conducive environment
Our Child protection results to date
  • €43 million
    invested in the right to child protection last year
  • 51,299
    members of staff of partner organisations trained
  • 168,620
    community members trained in 2015

  • 14 February 2017
    Malawi has made a historic amendment to its constitution to fully outlaw child marriage following a year-long campaign by youth groups and organisations including Plan International.
  • 7 February 2017
    Bangladesh's new Child Marriage Restraint Act is an important step but it contains a provision that would allow girls below the age of 18 to be married under ‘special circumstances’. That provision has the potential to violate the rights of thousands of girls.
  • 23 November 2016
    Over a year after child marriage was outlawed in Malawi, Plan International youth advocate Tionge, 24, blogs about why she is still campaigning for an end to the practice in her country.
  • 22 November 2016
    Following a proposal from the Government of the Philippines to lower the minimum age of criminal responsibility from 15 to 9, Plan International and partners have launched the campaign #ChildrenNotCriminals.