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Girls at a monument in Ecuador

Girls take over on Day of the Girl

29 September 2016

On 11 October, politicians, CEOs and other leaders across the globe will have their positions taken over by girls who are calling for equality and proving they can change the world.

Syrian refugees in Serbia

Global action needed for women and girl refugees

16 September 2016

As world leaders discuss the global refugee crisis at the United Nations, Plan International and partners are calling on states to take urgent action for displaced women and girls.

Syrian refugees in Istanbul

Syrian refugees prepare for school in Turkey

31 August 2016

Children who fled the ongoing crisis in Syria are overcoming language barriers and preparing to start school in Turkey, thanks to a Plan International-supported project.

Members of Plan International’s Girl Leadership Project

Brazil’s girls call for an end to violence

3 August 2016

As Brazil hosts the Olympic Games, girls from the country are raising their voices to shine a spotlight on and put an end to violence against girls and women.

ECU - Ecuadorian Girl Studying

Scholarships get Ecuador's children back to school

20 July 2016

In the 3 months since the Ecuador earthquake, Plan International has been helping thousands of students return to school and provided 500 scholarships to ensure children don't miss out on education.

Children are being marginalized as a result of the ongoing South Sudan Crisis

South Sudan violence deepens crisis for children

19 July 2016

Plan International is joining calls for a lasting solution in South Sudan to safeguard the lives of children put at risk by the recent outbreak of fighting.  

Child with physical impairment

Children with disabilities not protected from violence

16 June 2016

Plan International's new child protection study finds that children with disabilities are experiencing disturbing levels of violence.

Plan International sponsored children in Liberia

Hope after Ebola: Children look to the future

15 June 2016

At first glance, life has returned to normal in the Ebola-affected countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone – but many challenges remain. To mark this year’s Day of the African Child, 16 June, this photo series looks at the impact of Ebola on children and how we are supporting them to rebuild their lives.

Taniya lives in a slum area of Dhaka, Bangladesh

Advancing children’s rights. Bringing equality for girls

13 June 2016

Plan International is setting out a new purpose to guide all the work we do. It will ensure we tackle the root causes of discrimination against girls, exclusion and vulnerability, and champion the rights of children.