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Maria migrated to Ecuador from Venezuela with her father.

Adolescent Venezuelan girls feel unsafe in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru

20 June 2021

For World Refugee Day, Plan International launches a research study on the situation of refugee and migrant girls and adolescents from Venezuela, living in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. 

Welcoming temporary legal status for Venezuelan migrants in Colombia

10 February 2021

Responding to the news that the National Government of Colombia will create a Temporary Protection Statute for Venezuelan migrants for 10 years, Debora Cobar, Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean for child rights and humanitarian organisation Plan International, said:

Mariana and Natalia, from Venezuela, with their hygiene kits in Bogotá

Venezuelan girls and women “in crisis” due to period poverty

8 February 2021

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.

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.

Girls at school in Tororo, Uganda

Violence and discrimination keep girls powerless

2 October 2017

Girls worldwide want to take control of their lives, but violence and discrimination keep them suppressed and powerless. Plan International's latest research reveals that no matter how hard girls try to improve their lives, they are routinely beaten down by prejudice, aggression and misogyny.