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Joining Forces - Delivering progress for the most excluded children

Delivering Progress for the Most Excluded Children

19 November 2019

After 30 years of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, all governments need to do more to reach the most excluded children and make investment in their futures a priority.

Child Rights Now - marginalised children count

Millions of children at risk as governments fail to protect their rights

14 November 2019

Child rights organisations express outrage at global inaction as the UN marks the 30th anniversary of the most widely ratified international human rights treaty 

Nairobi Summit, 2019

Taking a Strong Stand for Girls’ Rights in Nairobi

14 November 2019

Thousands of young people, gender advocates, policy-makers and government officials raised their voices emphatically for girls’ rights this week in Nairobi.

Sex-for-food: girls face impossible choices in Southern Africa

4 November 2019

From sex-for-food to forced marriage, girls are caught between impossible choices for survival as severe food shortages sweep across Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique.

Girls celebrating in Tanzania

Tanzanian top court upholds child marriage ban

24 October 2019

Plan International has welcomed the Tanzanian Court of Appeal’s historic decision to uphold the ban on child marriage in the country.

Hapsatou took over the position of General Manager of Cameroon Radio Television (CRTV), a major broadcasting company in Cameroon.

Girls are taking over the world's media

11 October 2019

October 11th marks 2019's International Day of the Girl. To celebrate, girls across the world are taking over the media and entertainment industries.

Girl shows her support for the Girls Get Equal campaign in Nicaragua

Women leaders four times more likely to be shown naked on screen

1 October 2019

Our report for International Day of the Girl, in partnership with the Geena Davis Institute, has concluded that girls and women are being misrepresented in the media. 

Tein, 19, from Cambodia gets up at 5:30am to collect water from the well before it dries up.

Climate change has devastating impact on girls

19 September 2019

Climate change has a devastating impact on girls. Plan International is demanding urgent action to protect millions whose futures are at stake and stand in support of the youth climate strikes.

A Kenyan girl's hands

Kenyan schoolgirl takes her own life after 'period shaming'

17 September 2019

On 6 September, a 14-year-old schoolgirl in Kenya took her own life after allegedly being shamed in class by a teacher for having her period and staining her uniform.