We work with children, youth and families in 12 countries across Latin America and the Caribbean.
Our work in communities focuses on promoting gender equality and supporting children and young people to exercise their rights.
As part of this, we are working to end harmful practices like child marriage and teenage pregnancy, so girls and young women can take the lead in their lives and their communities.
Maria: Men see harassment as a game. I’m not playing.
Maria is sick of feeling unsafe in the city streets of Lima. She’s saddened that groups of men and boys think it’s OK to intimidate her friends on their way to school. But she’s got a solution.
Inhumane U.S. border detention practices must be stopped
After recent news stories have surfaced about the conditions of border detention centres we are calling on the U.S. government and Congress to adequately fund the protection of children and stop the inhumane treatment of migrants at the U.S. - Mexico border.
A hidden reality: child, forced and early marriages and unions in Latin america & The Caribbean
Child, early and forced marriages and unions (CEF- MU) are a critical social justice issue of our time, yet have received limited attention in Latin America and the Caribbean. The global and the regional momen-tum and opportunities to make significant progress onending child marriage have never been more favour- able. For this reason, Plan International and UNFPA conducted an eight-country regional study to highlightthe specificities of the region and explore in depth thegreat diversity across its countries. This regional re- port draws on this rich research conducted in Boliv- ia, Brazil, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Peru, the Dominican Republic and Guatemala.