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South Sudanese refugees in Adjumani district, Uganda

Over 1 million South Sudanese refugees now in Uganda

15 September 2017

With over 1 million refugees from South Sudan now in Uganda, Plan International is calling for increased support from the international community to meet children’s needs.

Niger's president will not tolerate child marriage

President of Niger commits to ending child marriage

14 September 2017

Plan International welcomes with optimism the bold statement from the President of Niger that child marriage will no longer be tolerated.

Millions of people have been displaced by the flooding in Bangladesh

Urgent funding needed for flood-affected families in Bangladesh

24 August 2017

Plan International is calling for increased funding from international donors to meet the critical needs of children affected by the flooding in Bangladesh that has killed hundreds and forced millions from their homes.

Álida, Rosy and Mayra are promoting the new child marriage law in their communities

Historic fourth child marriage ban in Latin America

23 August 2017

Guatemala has joined Honduras, El Salvador and the Dominican Republic in enforcing an outright ban on child marriage, a huge step forward for girls’ rights in the region.

Girls enjoying the digital learning centre in Delhi

Victory for gender equality as India bans 'triple talaq' divorce

23 August 2017

The Supreme Court of India has banned the practice that made it possible for a husband to divorce his wife simply by saying the word “talaq” three times. This is a significant victory for girls’ and women’s rights.

Girls celebrating the Day of the Girl in El Salvador

Victory: Child marriage banned in El Salvador

18 August 2017

The decision on 17 August by El Salvador’s parliament to close a loophole in its child marriage law is a victory for girls’ rights.

Families carry their belongings through floods in Bangladesh

South Asia floods put thousands of children at risk

18 August 2017

Plan International has launched a multi-country response to flooding in the South Asian countries of India, Bangladesh and Nepal that has claimed hundreds of lives and displaced millions.

Girls protest child marriage with ABAAD.

Victory for girls' rights as Lebanon abolishes 'rape law'

16 August 2017

Lebanon has today (August 16) made a historic amendment to its penal code by abolishing Article 522 – also known as the “rape law” – which allowed rapists to avoid prosecution if they married their victims.

Families carry their belongings through the floods

Support for children affected by monsoon floods in Nepal

15 August 2017

Plan International is responding to the immediate needs of children in Rautahat District, Nepal, following deadly flash floods and landslides.