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Girls at school in Tororo, Uganda

Violence and discrimination keep girls powerless

2 October 2017

Girls worldwide want to take control of their lives, but violence and discrimination keep them suppressed and powerless. Plan International's latest research reveals that no matter how hard girls try to improve their lives, they are routinely beaten down by prejudice, aggression and misogyny. 

Girls from Tororo, Uganda

Global summit in Paris to mark Day of the Girl

29 September 2017

Hundreds of influential girls’ rights activists will come together with Plan International to call for justice and equality on International Day of the Girl. 

A girl taking over from Paraguay's President of Congress answers questions from the media

Girls to step into roles of Prime Ministers, Mayors, CEOs

28 September 2017

On the International Day of the Girl, girls from across the world will take over positions of power to demand a political and social revolution.

Rozina, 8, with her family in their temporary shelter in the Balukhali district.

Protecting children of the Rohingya crisis

26 September 2017

Plan International is launching a humanitarian response in Bangladesh to support the Rohingya people fleeing violence in Myanmar. 

Hurricane Maria-caused flooding in the Dominican Republic

Hurricane Maria batters the Dominican Republic

22 September 2017

As Hurricane Maria rips through the Dominican Republic, Plan International is ready to respond to the needs of vulnerable families.

Girls at school in Tororo, Uganda

Local campaigns push governments to increase education spending

21 September 2017

Plan International is launching national campaigns in Uganda, Senegal, the Philippines and Pakistan to call for increased investment in girls’ education in the run-up to the Global Partnership for Education Replenishment Summit in February 2018.

Deadline set for increased global education funding

20 September 2017

The world's governments are expected to substantially increase education funding at a summit in February 2018, 

South Sudanese refugees in Adjumani district, Uganda

Over 1 million South Sudanese refugees now in Uganda

15 September 2017

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.

Niger's president will not tolerate child marriage

President of Niger commits to ending child marriage

14 September 2017

Plan International welcomes with optimism the bold statement from the President of Niger that child marriage will no longer be tolerated.