Venezuelan girls and women “in crisis” due to period poverty
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
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
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).
Our response as Cyclone Eloise hits Mozambique and Zimbabwe
Emergency response teams from Plan International Mozambique have begun distributing essential supplies to communities devastated by Cyclone Eloise.
South Sudan: Hunger and looming famine puts girls at risk
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.
Calling for fair distribution of COVID-19 vaccines to avoid gender setback
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.
Hurricanes Eta and Iota leave girls at risk of abuse in shelters
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
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
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.