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Central Sahel crisis: Education vital to protect girls

2 March 2021

An education crisis is looming as the COVID-19 pandemic and conflict have forced millions of girls out of school in the Central Sahel region of Africa.

Central Sahel facing crisis as violence against girls continues to rise

11 December 2020

Conflict and displacement are driving escalating levels of violence, exploitation and abuse against girls and young women in the Sahel region of West Africa

Ammi, 12, has been able to return to school thanks to Plan International's support

Sahel crisis: Girls pushed to the brink by violence and trauma

18 June 2020

Plan International’s research reveals how the ongoing violence in Mali and Burkina Faso is having a devastating impact on girls’ education, survival and safety.

Women and children queuing for water

Burkina Faso conflict: Increased response needed to meet children’s needs

24 December 2019

An urgent and scaled-up response is required to meet the immediate needs of children who are at risk following violence in Burkina Faso.

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.

Burkina Team

Merger increases impact for children in West Africa

25 May 2018

In West Africa, Plan International is going through a period of transformation as we are merging with BØRNEfonden in Benin, Burkina Faso, Mali and Togo to become stronger together and increase our impact for vulnerable children in the region.


Burkina Faso celebrates 80 years of Plan International

3 April 2017

Plan International Burkina Faso celebrated Plan International's 80th birthday by making a commitment for girls' rights alongside the country's Minister of Women, Family and Social Affairs.

Refugee camp, Burkina Faso

Tackling child marriage in Burkina refugee camps

5 October 2012

Plan International is tackling the issue of child marriage in refugee camps in Burkina Faso.