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The well-being of children is a priority

Our commitment to stamp out abuse and exploitation

21 February 2018

At Plan International, our purpose is to improve the lives of others. As a child rights organisation, protection of the children and young people who we serve is our foremost priority. That’s why we do everything in our capacity to safeguard those we work with.

Ecuador are learning new computer skills thanks to the Digital Bus.

Digital platform to revolutionise pursuit of girls' rights

7 February 2018

The Girls' Rights Platform reveals the gaps in laws and policies that are failing girls and is set to revolutionise the way information can be used to advance gender equality worldwide.

Girls at school in Kampala, Uganda

Action must follow bold rhetoric on girls' education funding

2 February 2018

World leaders meeting at the Global Partnership for Education financing conference made commitments backing girls education, but action must now follow the pledges if girls are to truly thrive.

Girls at school in El Salvador

World leaders: act now to accelerate girls’ education

29 January 2018

World leaders must adequately fund education for girls when they meet at the Global Partnership for Education Financing Conference this week.

Mother and infant child, Colombia.

No country will achieve true gender equality by 2030

22 January 2018

No country in the world is on track to achieve true gender equality by the 2030 target world leaders agreed under the Sustainable Development Goals.

Hortence, 9, at community school in the central region of Togo

Plan International Denmark and BØRNEfonden to merge

4 December 2017

Plan International Denmark and Danish children and youth development organisation BØRNEfonden are to merge, in a move designed to deliver greater impact for vulnerable children and youth in West Africa.

Girls with disabilities kept in dark about sexual and reproductive rights

1 December 2017

Girls with disabilities are kept in the dark about their sexual and reproductive health and often don’t know how to protect themselves against abuse, pregnancy and diseases, our latest report reveals. 

A girl at school in Port Loko district, Sierra Leone

Time is running out for world leaders to fund girls’ education

2 November 2017

With just 3 months until world leaders meet at the Global Partnership for Education Financing Conference in Dakar on 2 February 2018, time is running out for them to fund education for girls.

Rahana with her family at their makeshift shelter in Balukhali camp.

Protection of Rohingya children must be top priority

20 October 2017

The majority of those arriving in Bangladesh from Myanmar are distressed and exhausted women. Among them are orphaned and unaccompanied children, child mothers and expectant mothers. Plan International urges the Government of Bangladesh to facilitate unhindered access to the settlements in Cox's Bazar so the child protection response can be scaled up.