The decision on 17 August by El Salvador’s parliament to close a loophole in its child marriage law is a victory for girls’ rights.
Plan International has launched a multi-country response to flooding in the South Asian countries of India, Bangladesh and Nepal that has claimed hundreds of lives and displaced millions.
Lebanon has today (August 16) made a historic amendment to its penal code by abolishing Article 522 – also known as the “rape law” – which allowed rapists to avoid prosecution if they married their victims.
Plan International is responding to the immediate needs of children in Rautahat District, Nepal, following deadly flash floods and landslides.
Plan International is working to protect the safety of children left vulnerable by the devastating mudslides in Freetown, Sierra Leone, that have claimed over 300 lives.
Plan International has joined the UN Security Council’s call to all parties in South Sudan, north-east Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen to urgently enable delivery of life-saving aid to millions trapped in conflict.
Honduras’s decision to fully ban child marriage for all young people under the age of 18 is a historic achievement for girls’ rights.
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.
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.