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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.

Families carry their belongings through floods in Bangladesh

South Asia floods put thousands of children at risk

18 August 2017

Plan International has launched a multi-country response to flooding in the South Asian countries of India, Bangladesh and Nepal that has claimed hundreds of lives and displaced millions.

Girls protest child marriage with ABAAD.

Victory for girls' rights as Lebanon abolishes 'rape law'

16 August 2017

Lebanon has today (August 16) made a historic amendment to its penal code by abolishing Article 522 – also known as the “rape law” – which allowed rapists to avoid prosecution if they married their victims.

Families carry their belongings through the floods

Support for children affected by monsoon floods in Nepal

15 August 2017

Plan International is responding to the immediate needs of children in Rautahat District, Nepal, following deadly flash floods and landslides.

Mudslides in Freetown, Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone mudslides: child safety a top priority

15 August 2017

Plan International is working to protect the safety of children left vulnerable by the devastating mudslides in Freetown, Sierra Leone, that have claimed over 300 lives.

Children queue for food at ECCD centre.

Urgent action needed: 20 million face famine

10 August 2017

Plan International has joined the UN Security Council’s call to all parties in South Sudan, north-east Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen to urgently enable delivery of life-saving aid to millions trapped in conflict.

Plan International youth advocate interviewed at congress on historic child marriage ban

Honduras outlaws child marriage

13 July 2017

Honduras’s decision to fully ban child marriage for all young people under the age of 18 is a historic achievement for girls’ rights.

Girls at an education centre for Syrian refugees in Cairo

G20 education promises must be followed by action

8 July 2017

The G20's statements on the education financing agenda need to be followed by concrete actions to address a global learning crisis that affects girls most of all.

A Syrian girl at school in Egypt

G20 leaders must join fight for girls’ education

5 July 2017

Global leaders must significantly boost funding for education in poorer countries by 2030 so that hundreds of millions of girls do not miss out on their right to learn.