Global study: authorities not acting on street harassment
A major worldwide study on street harassment has revealed fewer than 1 in 10 incidents in 5 cities are reported to police, and when they are, less than one-third of cases were acted upon.
Girls are chalking back against street harassment
From Nairobi to Delhi, girls and young women from across the world will document the catcalls they’ve been subjected to in public spaces by writing them in chalk on streets and pavements.
Delivering Progress for the Most Excluded Children
After 30 years of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, all governments need to do more to reach the most excluded children and make investment in their futures a priority.
Millions of children at risk as governments fail to protect their rights
Child rights organisations express outrage at global inaction as the UN marks the 30th anniversary of the most widely ratified international human rights treaty
Taking a Strong Stand for Girls’ Rights in Nairobi
Thousands of young people, gender advocates, policy-makers and government officials raised their voices emphatically for girls’ rights this week in Nairobi.
Sex-for-food: girls face impossible choices in Southern Africa
From sex-for-food to forced marriage, girls are caught between impossible choices for survival as severe food shortages sweep across Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique.
Tanzanian top court upholds child marriage ban
Plan International has welcomed the Tanzanian Court of Appeal’s historic decision to uphold the ban on child marriage in the country.
Girls are taking over the world's media
October 11th marks 2019's International Day of the Girl. To celebrate, girls across the world are taking over the media and entertainment industries.
Women leaders four times more likely to be shown naked on screen
Our report for International Day of the Girl, in partnership with the Geena Davis Institute, has concluded that girls and women are being misrepresented in the media.
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