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Dr. Aisa Kirabo-Kacyira, Deputy Executive Director of UN-Habitat signs a commitment to make cities safer for girls

New Urban Agenda makes cities safer for girls

21 October 2016

World leaders have committed to making girls’ needs a priority in the sustainable development of cities following campaigning by Plan International and partners.

Adolescent girls are too often ignored and excluded in urban development

Girls’ voices crucial to make cities safe

14 October 2016

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.

A girl taking over from Paraguay's President of Congress answers questions from the media

Day of the Girl: How girls took over the world

12 October 2016

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.

Girl standing in street, Vietnam

Global petition on safe cities for girls launched

12 October 2016

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 meeting President Horacio Cartes

Paraguay taken over by girls

11 October 2016

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.

Plan International distributes hygiene kits in Haiti

Children at risk of Cholera in Haiti

10 October 2016

Thousands of children and their families face the risk of cholera in Haiti after Hurricane Matthew affects water supplies.

Rosemika, 10, and her elder brother

Hurricane Matthew: Haiti’s children in urgent need

7 October 2016

Plan International is responding to the urgent needs of children and families in Haiti as the death toll from Hurricane Matthew continues to rise.

Sajju with the President of Nepal

Girl becomes Nepal’s President as global action begins

7 October 2016

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.

People in western Haiti are evacuated as Hurrican Matthew hits

Help for families hit by Haiti hurricane

6 October 2016

Plan International will assist up to 25,000 families in Haiti hit by Hurricane Matthew, the strongest Caribbean storm in a decade.