Delivering Progress for the Most Excluded Children
After 30 years of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, all governments need to do more to reach the most excluded children and make investment in their futures a priority.
Millions of children at risk as governments fail to protect their rights
Child rights organisations express outrage at global inaction as the UN marks the 30th anniversary of the most widely ratified international human rights treaty
Taking a Strong Stand for Girls’ Rights in Nairobi
Thousands of young people, gender advocates, policy-makers and government officials raised their voices emphatically for girls’ rights this week in Nairobi.
Sex-for-food: girls face impossible choices in Southern Africa
From sex-for-food to forced marriage, girls are caught between impossible choices for survival as severe food shortages sweep across Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique.
Tanzanian top court upholds child marriage ban
Plan International has welcomed the Tanzanian Court of Appeal’s historic decision to uphold the ban on child marriage in the country.
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.
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