Girls are taking over the world's media
October 11th marks 2019's International Day of the Girl. To celebrate, girls across the world are taking over the media and entertainment industries.
Women leaders four times more likely to be shown naked on screen
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.
Climate change has devastating impact on girls
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.
Kenyan schoolgirl takes her own life after 'period shaming'
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.
G7 Summit: Promising outcomes on gender equality
G7 leaders can transform millions of girls' lives if they back up commitments on gender equality with funding and concrete action.
Mozambique bans child marriage
Mozambique has passed a new bill banning child marriage following a two and a half-year campaign by gender equality organisations including Plan International.
Inhumane U.S. border detention practices must be stopped
After recent news stories have surfaced about the conditions of border detention centres we are calling on the U.S. government and Congress to adequately fund the protection of children and stop the inhumane treatment of migrants at the U.S. - Mexico border.
Leading Child Rights Organisations Call for Second Revolution
Thirty years after global leaders adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child, millions of children lack rights and protections needed to thrive.
Groundbreaking new treaty to protect women from violence at work
The world’s leading body on work and labour rights has adopted the first-ever Convention on violence and harassment in the world of work.
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