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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.

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.