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Hurricane Maria-caused flooding in the Dominican Republic

Hurricane Maria batters the Dominican Republic

22 September 2017

As Hurricane Maria rips through the Dominican Republic, Plan International is ready to respond to the needs of vulnerable families.

Girls at school in Tororo, Uganda

Local campaigns push governments to increase education spending

21 September 2017

Plan International is launching national campaigns in Uganda, Senegal, the Philippines and Pakistan to call for increased investment in girls’ education in the run-up to the Global Partnership for Education Replenishment Summit in February 2018.

Deadline set for increased global education funding

20 September 2017

The world's governments are expected to substantially increase education funding at a summit in February 2018, 

South Sudanese refugees in Adjumani district, Uganda

Over 1 million South Sudanese refugees now in Uganda

15 September 2017

With over 1 million refugees from South Sudan now in Uganda, Plan International is calling for increased support from the international community to meet children’s needs.

Niger's president will not tolerate child marriage

President of Niger commits to ending child marriage

14 September 2017

Plan International welcomes with optimism the bold statement from the President of Niger that child marriage will no longer be tolerated.

Millions of people have been displaced by the flooding in Bangladesh

Urgent funding needed for flood-affected families in Bangladesh

24 August 2017

Plan International is calling for increased funding from international donors to meet the critical needs of children affected by the flooding in Bangladesh that has killed hundreds and forced millions from their homes.

Álida, Rosy and Mayra are promoting the new child marriage law in their communities

Historic fourth child marriage ban in Latin America

23 August 2017

Guatemala has joined Honduras, El Salvador and the Dominican Republic in enforcing an outright ban on child marriage, a huge step forward for girls’ rights in the region.

Girls enjoying the digital learning centre in Delhi

Victory for gender equality as India bans 'triple talaq' divorce

23 August 2017

The Supreme Court of India has banned the practice that made it possible for a husband to divorce his wife simply by saying the word “talaq” three times. This is a significant victory for girls’ and women’s rights.

Girls celebrating the Day of the Girl in El Salvador

Victory: Child marriage banned in El Salvador

18 August 2017

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.