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Children's club members Mailavia, 12, Herminia, 13, Baptista 14 and João, 14.

Mozambique bans child marriage

21 August 2019

Mozambique has passed a new bill banning child marriage following a two and a half-year campaign by gender equality organisations including Plan International.

Children from Honduras in holding facility between U.S. and Mexico

Inhumane U.S. border detention practices must be stopped

27 June 2019

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.   

Six leading child rights organisations are joining forces to call for a second revolution

Leading Child Rights Organisations Call for Second Revolution

26 June 2019

Thirty years after global leaders adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child, millions of children lack rights and protections needed to thrive.

Priyanka found work at a supermarket after taking part in the Saksham project for girls' economic empowerment.

Groundbreaking new treaty to protect women from violence at work

21 June 2019

The world’s leading body on work and labour rights has adopted the first-ever Convention on violence and harassment in the world of work.

Sashed,14, from Lebanon

Girls in Beirut report violence after fleeing conflict

18 June 2019

Girls report violence, harassment, forced marriage and isolation in Beirut after fleeing conflict in the Middle East 

Fatmata, 18, is fighting against sexual violence in Sierra Leone

9 out of 10 girls believe women leaders suffer sexual harassment

4 June 2019

A clear majority of girls worldwide want to take on leadership roles in the workplace, politics and wider society. However, 9 out of 10 of them believe women leaders will suffer discrimination and sexual harassment.

Catherine and her daughter Alindine in front of their collapsed house in Mulanje district, Malawi.

Plan International responds to Cyclone Idai disaster

22 March 2019

Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe have declared a state of disaster as Plan International moves in to assist affected communities. 

Mother and child displaced by Cyclone Idai in Malawi

Urgent support needed for children affected by Cyclone Idai

19 March 2019

Following the destruction caused by Cyclone Idai, Plan International is working with governments and partners in Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe to support families affected.

A period emoji has been given the green light and is due to hit smartphone keyboards in early 2019.

Period emoji gets go-ahead

8 February 2019

A period emoji is due to hit smartphone keyboards in early 2019 to help tackle period shame.