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Darakhshan attended the UN General Assembly with the support of Plan International

Plan International shuts down operations in Pakistan

1 December 2018

After more than 2 decades of working in Pakistan, Plan International has stopped operating in the country following orders from the Government of Pakistan.

Gola* from South Sudan was sold into child marriage

Child marriage Facebook auction reminiscent of slave markets

12 November 2018

Plan International is calling on the South Sudanese government to investigate a Facebook auction which led to the child marriage of a 17-year-old girl.

A girl from Honduras

Central American migrant caravan: girls must be prioritised

26 October 2018

Plan International is urgently calling for the needs of the thousands of children displaced from Honduras to be prioritised, with particular attention given to the needs of girls.

Plan International collaborated with Twitter to create a Day of the Girl emoji

Plan International Day of the Girl emoji hits Twitter

9 October 2018

Twitter has unveiled a Day of the Girl emoji, designed with Plan International, to accompany messages supporting girls' rights all over the world.

Faridah, 20, is working to make her city safer for girls in Kampala

Sexual harassment is biggest city danger for girls across the globe

2 October 2018

Sexual harassment is the number-one safety risk facing girls and young women across the world, according to a survey of global experts in 22 cities released today. The survey is the first of its kind to examine the safety risks facing girls and young women in so many different cities across the world.

A member of Plan International's emergency response team with a rescue team in Palu

Indonesia earthquake: Fear and desperation as aftershocks continue

2 October 2018

Plan International’s emergency response team are reporting scenes of widespread devastation in Sulawesi with locals fearing another tsunami as aftershocks continue.

Damage caused by the disaster in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia

Indonesia earthquake: growing concern for affected children

1 October 2018

The immediate needs of children affected by the earthquake in Indonesia that has claimed over 800 lives must be prioritised in the response to the disaster.

Adolescent girl from Niger

Girls describe dark reality of the Lake Chad Crisis

3 September 2018

Adolescent girls describe in the most detailed and disturbing account to date, the true extent of the abuse and violence they are facing as a result of the severe humanitarian crisis in the Lake Chad Basin. 

Response team member surveys the damage caused by earthquake in Northern Lombok

Shelter and counselling critical for Lombok's child survivors

8 August 2018

As recovery efforts to free trapped survivors from a major earthquake that has claimed 105 lives in Lombok enter day three, thousands of children remain without adequate shelter and out of school.