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Catherine and her daughter Alindine in front of their collapsed house in Mulanje district, Malawi.

Plan International responds to Cyclone Idai disaster

22 March 2019

Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe have declared a state of disaster as Plan International moves in to assist affected communities. 

Mother and child displaced by Cyclone Idai in Malawi

Urgent support needed for children affected by Cyclone Idai

19 March 2019

Following the destruction caused by Cyclone Idai, Plan International is working with governments and partners in Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe to support families affected.

A period emoji has been given the green light and is due to hit smartphone keyboards in early 2019.

Period emoji gets go-ahead

8 February 2019

A period emoji is due to hit smartphone keyboards in early 2019 to help tackle period shame. 

Girls in Nigeria are speaking out against child marriage.

Nigerian teens launch petition to ban child marriage

31 January 2019

Girls in Nigeria are speaking out against child marriage and demanding the government increases marriage age by law.

Families are fleeing the conflict in Venezuela.

Venezuela’s girls at risk of violence and exploitation amid unrest

28 January 2019

Plan International is extremely concerned about the impact of the current political turmoil in Venezuela on the country’s children, especially girls.

We must accelerate efforts to eliminate child marriage in Asia.

150 million girls are at risk of child marriage by 2030: The Time to Act is now

14 January 2019

New study sounds an alarm, urges swift action in South and South-East Asia.

70 year old man marries 15 year old schoolgirl in Niger

70-year-old Nigerian man marries 15-year-old school girl

14 December 2018

On Monday this week, Nigerian media reported that a man in his 70s had married a 15-year-old girl in Niger State. Photos of the couple – posted on social media – have since sparked outrage across the country.

Migrant mother and child.

Statement on arrival of Central American migrants at US border

6 December 2018

On October 12, 2018, thousands of people, including hundreds of children, began to walk from Honduras towards the United States, a distance of more than 1,500 miles. 

G20 Argentina

Plan International welcomes G20 declaration

4 December 2018

Plan International welcomes the G20 declaration issued on December 1 for its clear and unambiguous commitments to the rights of girls and women.