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.
Brazil’s girls call for an end to violence
As Brazil hosts the Olympic Games, girls from the country are raising their voices to shine a spotlight on and put an end to violence against girls and women.Read more
After abuse: Dancing saved my life
Girlene, 30, from São Luís in Brazil, was abused by her father, raped by her stepfather and left to live on the streets at 13. Now, she’s found hope through dancing and is sharing her story to help ensure another generation of girls doesn’t suffer in silence.Read more
Meet the boys taking a stand against violence
Boys are standing up for gender equality and breaking down the attitudes that cause violence against girls and women, as part of Plan International Brazil’s Goals for Peace Project.Read more
16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence
As part of the 16 Days Campaign, Plan International launched a local advocacy event to amplify the voices of women and girls to influence families and communities to take action on gender-based and domestic violence under the motto “End Violence against Women and Children at Home and at...Read more
Stopping sexual violence in Nicaragua
Through its Girl Power Project, Plan International is working with communities in Nicaragua to ensure girls and young women are protected from sexual violence.Read more
Preventing violence against girls at school
We address the root causes of violence against girls in and around schools so they can finish their education and reach their potential.Read more