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70 year old man marries 15 year old schoolgirl in Niger

70-year-old Nigerian man marries 15-year-old school girl

14 December 2018

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.

Migrant mother and child.

Statement on arrival of Central American migrants at US border

6 December 2018

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. 

G20 Argentina

Plan International welcomes G20 declaration

4 December 2018

Plan International welcomes the G20 declaration issued on December 1 for its clear and unambiguous commitments to the rights of girls and women.

Darakhshan attended the UN General Assembly with the support of Plan International

Plan International shuts down operations in Pakistan

1 December 2018

After more than 2 decades of working in Pakistan, Plan International has stopped operating in the country following orders from the Government of Pakistan.

Gola* from South Sudan was sold into child marriage

Child marriage Facebook auction reminiscent of slave markets

12 November 2018

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.

A girl from Honduras

Central American migrant caravan: girls must be prioritised

26 October 2018

Plan International is urgently calling for the needs of the thousands of children displaced from Honduras to be prioritised, with particular attention given to the needs of girls.

Plan International collaborated with Twitter to create a Day of the Girl emoji

Plan International Day of the Girl emoji hits Twitter

9 October 2018

Twitter has unveiled a Day of the Girl emoji, designed with Plan International, to accompany messages supporting girls' rights all over the world.

Faridah, 20, is working to make her city safer for girls in Kampala

Sexual harassment is biggest city danger for girls across the globe

2 October 2018

Sexual harassment is the number-one safety risk facing girls and young women across the world, according to a survey of global experts in 22 cities released today. The survey is the first of its kind to examine the safety risks facing girls and young women in so many different cities across the world.

A member of Plan International's emergency response team with a rescue team in Palu

Indonesia earthquake: Fear and desperation as aftershocks continue

2 October 2018

Plan International’s emergency response team are reporting scenes of widespread devastation in Sulawesi with locals fearing another tsunami as aftershocks continue.