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.
Plan International welcomes with optimism the bold statement from the President of Niger that child marriage will no longer be tolerated.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Plan International is responding to the immediate needs of children in Rautahat District, Nepal, following deadly flash floods and landslides.