Welcoming temporary legal status for Venezuelan migrants in Colombia
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:
Venezuelan girls and women “in crisis” due to period poverty
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.
Stepping up humanitarian assistance after Hurricane Eta
Plan International is preparing to deliver urgent humanitarian assistance to children and families in Nicaragua in the wake of Hurricane Eta.
Surge in violence against girls and women in Latin America and Caribbean
Widespread lockdowns have resulted in horrific conditions where victims of violence and abuse have no one to turn to and nowhere to go.
Inhumane U.S. border detention practices must be stopped
After recent news stories have surfaced about the conditions of border detention centres we are calling on the U.S. government and Congress to adequately fund the protection of children and stop the inhumane treatment of migrants at the U.S. - Mexico border.
Venezuela’s girls at risk of violence and exploitation amid unrest
Plan International is extremely concerned about the impact of the current political turmoil in Venezuela on the country’s children, especially girls.
Statement on arrival of Central American migrants at US border
On October 12, 2018, thousands of people, including hundreds of children, began to walk from Honduras towards the United States, a distance of more than 1,500 miles.
Central American migrant caravan: girls must be prioritised
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.
Sexual harassment is biggest city danger for girls across the globe
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.
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