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Diana, 21, receives care package from Plan International.

COVID-19: Lockdown linked to high number of unintended teen pregnancies in Kenya

25 June 2020

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.

Ammi, 12, has been able to return to school thanks to Plan International's support

Sahel crisis: Girls pushed to the brink by violence and trauma

18 June 2020

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.

Angelina, 17, Mozambique feels under pressure to get married

Girls at risk as COVID-19 threatens to leave African children behind

16 June 2020

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.

Girls hold up their dignity kits provided by Plan International

Coronavirus is making periods worse for girls and women

28 May 2020

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.  

Priscah, 22, wants no more unwanted teenage pregnancy

‘Shadow pandemic’ unfolding as girls’ health, rights and freedoms erode

27 May 2020

Millions at risk as sexual abuse, unintended pregnancies, child marriages spike under lockdown.

New World New Rules - art sale

Global artists come together to raise funds for girls affected by COVID-19

27 May 2020

30 influential artists have come together to  envision a new world with new rules for girls and women post-COVID 19.

Plan International volunteer distributes hygiene kits in Azraq refugee camp, Jordan.

Jordan sees increase in domestic violence, poor access to family planning

20 May 2020

Girls and women in Jordan are at greater risk of gender-based violence due to COVID-19 lockdowns. They are also less able to access sexual and reproductive health services or earn an income, an assessment has found. 

Girl, 12, from Dominic Republic.

Surge in violence against girls and women in Latin America and Caribbean

19 May 2020

Widespread lockdowns have resulted in horrific conditions where victims of violence and abuse have no one to turn to and nowhere to go.

Girls in Somalia are at risk of door-to-door FGM

Girls in Somalia subjected to door-to-door FGM

18 May 2020

Girls in Somalia, forced to stay at home due to COVID-19, are now undergoing Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) in their homes.