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Mariana and Natalia, from Venezuela, with their hygiene kits in Bogotá

Venezuelan girls and women “in crisis” due to period poverty

8 February 2021

Up to two million Venezuelan girls and women in Colombia, Peru and Ecuador lack access to the resources and education needed to manage their periods.

COVID-19 leading to rise in group FGM gatherings in Somalia

6 February 2021

Girls in Somalia are being subjected to female genital mutilation (FGM) in group gatherings as rates of the harmful practice rise because of COVID-19.

Mexico City Policy must never again be reinstated

28 January 2021

Plan International applauds today’s expected executive action by President Joseph Biden to end U.S. government efforts to restrict access to reproductive health and rights around the world through the so-called Mexico City Policy (MCP).

People crossing the Buzi river in Sofala province by boat, This area has now been ravaged by Cyclone Eloise.

Our response as Cyclone Eloise hits Mozambique and Zimbabwe

25 January 2021

Emergency response teams from Plan International Mozambique have begun distributing essential supplies to communities devastated by Cyclone Eloise.

Conflict and food insecurity have affected thousands of families in South Sudan, including Helena’s. (Image Kate Holt / Plan International)

South Sudan: Hunger and looming famine puts girls at risk

18 January 2021

Children and teenage girls are at an increased risk of starvation, violence and sexual exploitation in parts of South Sudan as a result of looming famine.

Ruth, 16, wears a face mask at her home in Cusco, Peru

Calling for fair distribution of COVID-19 vaccines to avoid gender setback

21 December 2020

Failing to distribute safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines to low and middle-income countries could lead to a profound setback to girls’ and women’s rights.

Children sit on piles of wooden timber from destroyed houses

Hurricanes Eta and Iota leave girls at risk of abuse in shelters

15 December 2020

In Nicaragua, Honduras and Guatemala there are now more than 130,000 people living in official shelters, including more than 53,000 children. Girls are at increased risk of abuse, violence and sexual exploitation.


Women and girls’ rights ‘precarious’ in Middle East and North Africa

10 December 2020

Contradictory laws and policy loopholes are perpetuating lifelong discrimination against girls and women in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, new analysis by Plan International has found.

Gunvor Kronman appointed as new chair at Plan International

Gunvor Kronman appointed as new chair

3 December 2020

Gunvor Kronman, the CEO of Hanaholmen Cultural Centre and expert on development issues and international co-operation, has been elected to lead Plan International’s board.