Statement: Cameroon School Shooting
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.
Instagram teams up with girl activists to address online harassment
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.
Abuse and harassment driving girls off Facebook, Instagram and Twitter
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.
Nine in ten girls experiencing anxiety due to COVID-19
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.
Children vulnerable to trauma and anxiety in wake of Beirut blast
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
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.
73% of girls say gender-based violence biggest barrier to gender equality
Girls are demanding a bigger and more active role in the United Nations’ Beijing+25 process.
Thousands of families in Beirut in need of humanitarian assistance
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.
Girls take their vision for a ‘better normal’ post-COVID-19 to UN
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.