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Facebook, and all platforms, must prevent the spread of false information

7 October 2021

Frances Haugen’s testimony underlines what girls and young women have been telling us for a long time - social media companies must do more to prevent and limit the harms their platforms can cause.

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Online lies leave one in five girls fearing for their safety

5 October 2021

False information online has left one in five girls (20%) feeling physically unsafe, according to The Truth Gap, a new report by Plan International.

Afghan girls at school in Herat. Solmaz Daryani /

We must uphold Afghan girls' right to an education

21 September 2021

As schools reopen in Afghanistan, Plan International is disturbed by the news that many girls are not being allowed to return to secondary school.

Kabul bomb blasts: Children must be protected

28 August 2021

Plan International offers its deepest condolences to all the families affected by the senseless multiple bomb blasts at the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul.

People standing looking at houses turned to rubble after Saturday's earthquake in Haiti.

Haiti earthquake: assessing needs of children and families

19 August 2021

Following a devastating earthquake in Haiti over the weekend and the arrival of Tropical Storm Grace just days later, Plan International is working urgently to assess needs in communities which were hardest hit.

Solidarity with the girls and women of Afghanistan

17 August 2021

We call on the international community to act in solidarity with the girls and women of Afghanistan and uphold all international obligations.

UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issues stark warning

9 August 2021

George Ouma, Plan International’s Policy, Advocacy and Research advisor for the Middle East, Eastern and Southern Africa, said:

“Today’s IPCC report highlights the stark reality of the climate emergency, but it comes as no surprise. We are already witnessing the impacts of extreme weather events, particularly in communities with the fewest resources to cope.

Zalissa, 14, and classmates at a school refurbished by Plan International in Burkina Faso.

Donors fall short of education funding target

29 July 2021

Developing countries step up to fund girls’ education at global summit, while donors fall short of target.

María, 19, is an environmental activist from Ecuador

82% of young people don’t know how their government is tackling climate emergency

21 July 2021

In a new survey released today, young people have told us clearly that they are fearful for their future and want to shape the policies and decisions that will define them.