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.
#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 and how harmful attitudes allow gender-based violence to flourish.Read more
Girls work towards fear free cities
In the Ugandan capital city Kampala, girls’ safety is at risk every day. Faridah is the leader of a group of young people bravely working to make the city a place where girls no longer feel at risk.Read more
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.Read more
Video: Power of radio changes girls' lives
In celebration of World Radio Day, 13th Feb, we met a girl from Nicaragua who is using the power of radio to take a stand against the problems affecting her community.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
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