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A school in Cameroon. Note - this is not the school the incident took place.

Statement: Cameroon School Shooting

26 October 2020

Plan International is saddened by the tragic shooting incident at the Mother Francisca Bilingual Academy in Kumba, Southwest Region of Cameroon that left a number of young children dead and wounded on Saturday, 24 October.

Girls will share their lived experiences on social media, so companies can continue to invest in protecting them from bullying and harassment.

Instagram teams up with girl activists to address online harassment

10 October 2020

Social media platform to work with girls’ rights organisation Plan International to kick off a series of listening sessions with girl activists around the world, which will inform work across Facebook platforms.

Global girls report serious impacts of online abuse.

Abuse and harassment driving girls off Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

5 October 2020

Largest ever global survey on online violence shows that one in five girls (19%) have left or significantly reduced use of a social media platform after being harassed, while another one in ten (12%) have changed the way they express themselves.

A girl washing her hands in Peru

Nine in ten girls experiencing anxiety due to COVID-19

21 September 2020

New research from Plan International reveals that girls and young women are bearing the brunt of COVID-19’s secondary impacts, with 95% saying the pandemic has negatively impacted their lives.

Plan International staff distribute relief aid in Karantina district, Beirut.

Children vulnerable to trauma and anxiety in wake of Beirut blast

20 August 2020

Thousands of children could be at risk of developing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or anxiety following the Beirut explosion.

Concern over bill normalising violence against girls and women in Somalia

13 August 2020

Organisations working in Somalia are calling for a rejection of the newly-tabled bill, saying that it promotes and normalises violence against women and girls.

Some of the girls consulted for the Girls Platform for Action

73% of girls say gender-based violence biggest barrier to gender equality

11 August 2020

Girls are demanding a bigger and more active role in the United Nations’ Beijing+25 process.

An estimated 300,000 people left homeless after blast in the city’s port area.

Thousands of families in Beirut in need of humanitarian assistance

6 August 2020

Thousands of women and children in Beirut are in desperate need of food, water and other vital assistance in the wake of Tuesday’s explosion.

Plan International Australia and Plan International Viet Nam worked with youth leaders to explore their needs, wants, fears, concerns and dreams for the ‘new normal’.

Girls take their vision for a ‘better normal’ post-COVID-19 to UN

5 August 2020

A ground-breaking international girl-led research project involving more than 1060 girls and young women from 99 countries has mapped out their visions of a better, more equitable and more peaceful post-pandemic world.