Period emoji gets go-ahead
A period emoji is due to hit smartphone keyboards in early 2019 to help tackle period shame.
Nigerian teens launch petition to ban child marriage
Girls in Nigeria are speaking out against child marriage and demanding the government increases marriage age by law.
Venezuela’s girls at risk of violence and exploitation amid unrest
Plan International is extremely concerned about the impact of the current political turmoil in Venezuela on the country’s children, especially girls.
150 million girls are at risk of child marriage by 2030: The Time to Act is now
New study sounds an alarm, urges swift action in South and South-East Asia.
70-year-old Nigerian man marries 15-year-old school girl
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.
Statement on arrival of Central American migrants at US border
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.
Plan International welcomes G20 declaration
Plan International welcomes the G20 declaration issued on December 1 for its clear and unambiguous commitments to the rights of girls and women.
Plan International shuts down operations in Pakistan
After more than 2 decades of working in Pakistan, Plan International has stopped operating in the country following orders from the Government of Pakistan.
Child marriage Facebook auction reminiscent of slave markets
Plan International is calling on the South Sudanese government to investigate a Facebook auction which led to the child marriage of a 17-year-old girl.
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