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Vivianna and her four children in South Sudan.

Millions in need as East Africa food crisis worsens

15 March 2017

Twenty-million people, including millions of children, across South Sudan, Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia are in urgent need of food as the East Africa food crisis worsens.

A mother and child at home in South Sudan

Millions of children facing starvation in East Africa

22 February 2017

Plan International is responding to the food crisis in East Africa which has left over 20 million people in urgent need of support.

Adolescent girl at relief aid distribution point in Nigeria

Lake Chad crisis: the world must respond

20 February 2017

World leaders must step-up their support for the 17 million people affected by violence in the Lake Chad Basin when they meet to discuss the conflict in Oslo this week.

Campaigner agains child marriage in Malawi

Malawi changes law to end child marriage

14 February 2017

Malawi has made a historic amendment to its constitution to fully outlaw child marriage following a year-long campaign by youth groups and organisations including Plan International.

Children form human chain to protest against child marriage

Bangladesh child marriage law could violate girls' rights

7 February 2017

Bangladesh's new Child Marriage Restraint Act is an important step but it contains a provision that would allow girls below the age of 18 to be married under ‘special circumstances’. 

Quality sexual and reproductive health care services and information can transform the lives of girls and women, as well as their communities.

Mexico City Policy puts girls' health at risk

27 January 2017

Millions of vulnerable girls and women will suffer if sexual and reproductive health services that provide vital support to them are withdrawn or cut back as a consequence of the Mexico City Policy.

The #ChildrenNotCriminals campaign is calling for the government to focus on prevention, education, and rehabilitation for child offenders

Campaign against Philippines law punishing children as criminals

22 November 2016

Following a proposal from the Government of the Philippines to lower the minimum age of criminal responsibility from 15 to 9, Plan International and partners have launched the campaign #ChildrenNotCriminals.

Mary Taedzerwa (centre), is awarded the prestigious first Africa Reimagined award for public advocacy on child marriage

African child marriage activist wins MTV award

25 October 2016

A former child bride from Zimbabwe has been awarded the prestigious first Africa Reimagined award for public advocacy on child marriage at the Annual MTV Music Awards in South Africa.

Dr. Aisa Kirabo-Kacyira, Deputy Executive Director of UN-Habitat signs a commitment to make cities safer for girls

New Urban Agenda makes cities safer for girls

21 October 2016

World leaders have committed to making girls’ needs a priority in the sustainable development of cities following campaigning by Plan International and partners.