World leaders have committed to making girls’ needs a priority in the sustainable development of cities following campaigning by Plan International and partners.
Plan International is calling on global leaders to listen to girls’ voices and address their needs in creating safe cities at the Habitat III conference (17-20 October) in Quito, Ecuador.
Girls showed they have the power to change the world by taking over the positions of over 250 leading figures in a global action to mark the International Day of the Girl.
Plan International has launched a global petition calling on world leaders to prioritise girls’ right to safe cities as they prepare to attend a United Nations urban development meeting in Ecuador.
Girls from Paraguay have marked the International Day of the Girl by taking over 40 key leadership positions across the country to call for an end to inequality.
Thousands of children and their families face the risk of cholera in Haiti after Hurricane Matthew affects water supplies.
Plan International is responding to the urgent needs of children and families in Haiti as the death toll from Hurricane Matthew continues to rise.
Nepal’s president had her position taken over by Sajju, 17, to kick off a global week of action from girls. More than 250 takeovers are happening worldwide to call for gender equality and mark the International Day of the Girl.