Girls take their vision for a ‘better normal’ post-COVID-19 to UN
A ground-breaking international girl-led research project involving more than 1060 girls and young women from 99 countries has mapped out their visions of a better, more equitable and more peaceful post-pandemic world.
Beirut explosion: we're on the ground assessing children's needs
In wake of the huge explosion in Beirut on Tuesday evening, Plan International is working with partners in Lebanon to assess the damage and what support children, their families and communities need most urgently.
‘Historic milestone’ as Sudan criminalises FGM
The criminalisation of FGM/C in Sudan is a “historic milestone” for girls’ rights and gender equality.
COVID-19: Lockdown linked to high number of unintended teen pregnancies in Kenya
The wellbeing of thousands of girls in Kenya could be at risk with reports of huge numbers of unintended teen pregnancies since the start of COVID-19 lockdown.
Sahel crisis: Girls pushed to the brink by violence and trauma
Plan International’s research reveals how the ongoing violence in Mali and Burkina Faso is having a devastating impact on girls’ education, survival and safety.
Girls at risk as COVID-19 threatens to leave African children behind
A whole generation of children in Africa is at risk of being left behind due to COVID-19 with girls likely to suffer the most.
Coronavirus is making periods worse for girls and women
Severe shortages of products, a sharp rise in prices of pads and tampons, and lack of access to basic information and services about menstrual hygiene management is leaving girls and women worldwide struggling to manage their periods during COVID-19 lockdowns.
‘Shadow pandemic’ unfolding as girls’ health, rights and freedoms erode
Millions at risk as sexual abuse, unintended pregnancies, child marriages spike under lockdown.
Global artists come together to raise funds for girls affected by COVID-19
30 influential artists have come together to envision a new world with new rules for girls and women post-COVID 19.
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