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Plan International youth advocate interviewed at congress on historic child marriage ban

Honduras outlaws child marriage

13 July 2017

Honduras’s decision to fully ban child marriage for all young people under the age of 18 is a historic achievement for girls’ rights.

Girls at an education centre for Syrian refugees in Cairo

G20 education promises must be followed by action

8 July 2017

The G20's statements on the education financing agenda need to be followed by concrete actions to address a global learning crisis that affects girls most of all.

A Syrian girl at school in Egypt

G20 leaders must join fight for girls’ education

5 July 2017

Global leaders must significantly boost funding for education in poorer countries by 2030 so that hundreds of millions of girls do not miss out on their right to learn.

Youth call for inclusion to help drive growth in Asia

22 June 2017

The Asian Youth Forum, co-led by Plan International and the Asian Development Bank, brought more than 160 youth together to meet with experts and propose youth-led solutions to drive prosperity and growth in the region.

Deborah is a primary school student from South Sudan.

South Sudan crisis forces girls out of school

16 June 2017

Around 76% of primary school aged girls in South Sudan are not receiving an education because of the conflict and food crisis in the country. Their futures and safety are at risk as a result.

Melissa, 17, at home in Zimbabwe

Invisible and alone: social isolation blocks girls’ chances

9 May 2017

Domestic duties, restricted freedoms and early marriage push adolescent girls into social isolation, making it a major, unrecognised barrier to ending inequality. Find out more from this new research.

Bring Back Our Girls - Chibok Schoolgirls

Released: 82 Chibok Schoolgirls

9 May 2017

Plan International welcomes the release of 82 schoolgirls from Chibok, who were abducted from their hostel in 2014. Of over 270 who were abducted, however, 113 remain captive.

Nasreen from Pakistan has graduated school and college.

'Invisible girls' face normalised violence

9 May 2017

The low social status of marginalised adolescent girls exposes them to daily violence, our latest research warns. That this abuse is largely accepted threatens progress that could be made towards equality.

Nous avons donné nos terres pour offrir un meilleur avenir à nos enfants

Nepal Quake: two years on, education must remain top priority

25 April 2017

Two years after the 7.8 earthquake devastated Nepal, thousands of students are returning to new purpose-built schools, thanks to generous donations from the public.