Volcano eruption disrupts hundreds of thousands of children's lives
The needs of the children, especially girls, affected by the volcanic eruptions in Guatemala must be a top priority for the international community.
City girls digitally map safety with 'Free to Be'
An ambitious online safety map launching in five major cities worldwide aims to uncover the areas where urban girls and young women feel most safe and unsafe.
Reaction to death of 14-year-old Paraguay rape victim
Mariella Greco, Plan International’s Country Director in Paraguay reacts to the announcement that a 14-year-old rape victim has died while giving birth.
Paraguay led by girls
On October 11 2018, girls were the protagonists of the International Day of the Girl in Paraguay.
Violence and discrimination keep girls powerless
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.
Hurricane Maria batters the Dominican Republic
As Hurricane Maria rips through the Dominican Republic, Plan International is ready to respond to the needs of vulnerable families.
Historic fourth child marriage ban in Latin America
Guatemala has joined Honduras, El Salvador and the Dominican Republic in enforcing an outright ban on child marriage, a huge step forward for girls’ rights in the region.
Victory: Child marriage banned in El Salvador
The decision on 17 August by El Salvador’s parliament to close a loophole in its child marriage law is a victory for girls’ rights.
Honduras outlaws child marriage
Honduras’s decision to fully ban child marriage for all young people under the age of 18 is a historic achievement for girls’ rights.