Plan International began operating in Jordan in 2016 to address the biggest inequalities and violations of children’s rights.
With a huge number of people forced to flee conflict and live far from home across the Middle East, gender inequality, abuse, child labour and a lack of education have become rife and the international response has struggled to keep up.
By focussing on the key issues faced by the most vulnerable children, especially girls, among refugee and host communities, we are working where we are needed most and can have the biggest impact.
Our key areas of work include:
- Ensuring the most vulnerable children have access to a quality education
- Preventing violence, exploitation and supporting children who are survivors of abuse
- Helping young people to gain the skills and knowledge they need to get good jobs.
Support for vulnerable women in Azraq refugee camp
Parenting sessions and emotional support are helping women who have fled conflict in Syria to adapt to their new lives in Jordan.
Women and girls’ rights ‘precarious’ in Middle East and North Africa
Contradictory laws and policy loopholes are perpetuating lifelong discrimination against girls and women in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, new analysis by Plan International has found.
In Harm's Way: Adolescent Girls in Northwest Syria
A decade of conflict in Syria has led to a sharp decline in girls' rights. This research - carried out in Northwest Syria with Women Now for Development - examines the "invisible" toll that years of war, exacerbated by gender inequality, has taken on girls and young women.