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
#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
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