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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Plan International is responding to the immediate needs of children in Rautahat District, Nepal, following deadly flash floods and landslides.
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.
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.
Honduras’s decision to fully ban child marriage for all young people under the age of 18 is a historic achievement for girls’ rights.