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Nine in ten girls experiencing anxiety due to COVID-19

21 September 2020

New research from Plan International reveals that girls and young women are bearing the brunt of COVID-19’s secondary impacts, with 95% saying the pandemic has negatively impacted their lives.

Plan International staff distribute relief aid in Karantina district, Beirut.

Children vulnerable to trauma and anxiety in wake of Beirut blast

20 August 2020

Thousands of children could be at risk of developing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or anxiety following the Beirut explosion.

Concern over bill normalising violence against girls and women in Somalia

13 August 2020

Organisations working in Somalia are calling for a rejection of the newly-tabled bill, saying that it promotes and normalises violence against women and girls.

Some of the girls consulted for the Girls Platform for Action

73% of girls say gender-based violence biggest barrier to gender equality

11 August 2020

Girls are demanding a bigger and more active role in the United Nations’ Beijing+25 process.

An estimated 300,000 people left homeless after blast in the city’s port area.

Thousands of families in Beirut in need of humanitarian assistance

6 August 2020

Thousands of women and children in Beirut are in desperate need of food, water and other vital assistance in the wake of Tuesday’s explosion.

Plan International Australia and Plan International Viet Nam worked with youth leaders to explore their needs, wants, fears, concerns and dreams for the ‘new normal’.

Girls take their vision for a ‘better normal’ post-COVID-19 to UN

5 August 2020

A ground-breaking international girl-led research project involving more than 1060 girls and young women from 99 countries has mapped out their visions of a better, more equitable and more peaceful post-pandemic world. 

We're working to support children and families in the wake of the Beirut explosion

Beirut explosion: we're on the ground assessing children's needs

5 August 2020

In wake of the huge explosion in Beirut on Tuesday evening, Plan International is working with partners in Lebanon to assess the damage and what support children, their families and communities need most urgently.

Feminist activist and medical student Razan will be celebrating the news that FGM has officially been criminalised in Sudan.

‘Historic milestone’ as Sudan criminalises FGM

17 July 2020

The criminalisation of FGM/C in Sudan is a “historic milestone” for girls’ rights and gender equality.

Diana, 21, receives care package from Plan International.

COVID-19: Lockdown linked to high number of unintended teen pregnancies in Kenya

25 June 2020

The wellbeing of thousands of girls in Kenya could be at risk with reports of huge numbers of unintended teen pregnancies since the start of COVID-19 lockdown.