Central Sahel crisis: Education vital to protect girls
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
Conflict and displacement are driving escalating levels of violence, exploitation and abuse against girls and young women in the Sahel region of West Africa
70-year-old Nigerian man marries 15-year-old school girl
On Monday this week, Nigerian media reported that a man in his 70s had married a 15-year-old girl in Niger State. Photos of the couple – posted on social media – have since sparked outrage across the country.
Lake Chad Crisis: Millions remain in desperate need of aid
One year after Oslo Conference funds forestalled famine in the Lake Chad Basin, millions of people are still in desperate need of aid.
President of Niger commits to ending child marriage
Plan International welcomes with optimism the bold statement from the President of Niger that child marriage will no longer be tolerated.