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Children sleep in a hostel set up in a school after the Fuego volcano eruption

Volcano eruption disrupts hundreds of thousands of children's lives

8 June 2018

The needs of the children, especially girls, affected by the volcanic eruptions in Guatemala must be a top priority for the international community.

Youth activists report feeling unsafe at King's Cross in Sydney.

City girls digitally map safety with 'Free to Be'

17 April 2018

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.

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Reaction to death of 14-year-old Paraguay rape victim

23 March 2018

 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

15 January 2018

On October 11 2018, girls were the protagonists of the International Day of the Girl in Paraguay.

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. 

Hurricane Maria-caused flooding in the Dominican Republic

Hurricane Maria batters the Dominican Republic

22 September 2017

As Hurricane Maria rips through the Dominican Republic, Plan International is ready to respond to the needs of vulnerable families.

Álida, Rosy and Mayra are promoting the new child marriage law in their communities

Historic fourth child marriage ban in Latin America

23 August 2017

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.

Girls celebrating the Day of the Girl in El Salvador

Victory: Child marriage banned in El Salvador

18 August 2017

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.

Plan International youth advocate interviewed at congress on historic child marriage ban

Honduras outlaws child marriage

13 July 2017

Honduras’s decision to fully ban child marriage for all young people under the age of 18 is a historic achievement for girls’ rights.