Every child has the right to feel safe, both at home and at school.
Plan International is committed to protecting children from violence and working with the communities, schools and governments who can play an active role in protecting them from harm.
By providing training in child rights, positive discipline and parenting techniques to families and communities, we are helping to ensure children are safe from abuse.
In particular, we strive to tackle the causes of gender-based violence by working with girls, boys, partners and communities. Why? Because acts of violence undermine girls’ self-esteem, their opportunity to finish school, their freedom of movement, and ultimately, their ability to thrive.
How a WhatsApp game turned into cyberbullying
Abuse and exploitation are growing issues in the online space. Vanessa*, 13, from Honduras found this out the hard way, but her experience led to bullying and online safety training for the young people at her school.Read more
Stand with girls against trafficking
Girls are being trafficked within Nepal and across the border into India, every day. They’re being forcibly taken, coerced, targeted by men posing as boyfriends, sold by family members and lured with the promise of work and a new life. We spoke to girls who have been affected by trafficking...Read more
Meet the boys speaking out against harassment in Cairo
Teenage boys are sticking up for girls' rights in Cairo, where sexual harassment rates are alarmingly high.Read more
Groundbreaking new treaty to protect women from violence at work
The world’s leading body on work and labour rights has adopted the first-ever Convention on violence and harassment in the world of work.Read more