Cyclone Idai one year on: food crisis derails recovery
The food crisis sweeping Southern Africa is threatening to derail recovery for countries devastated by Cyclone Idai.
Sex-for-food: girls face impossible choices in Southern Africa
From sex-for-food to forced marriage, girls are caught between impossible choices for survival as severe food shortages sweep across Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique.
Plan International responds to Cyclone Idai disaster
Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe have declared a state of disaster as Plan International moves in to assist affected communities.
Urgent support needed for children affected by Cyclone Idai
Following the destruction caused by Cyclone Idai, Plan International is working with governments and partners in Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe to support families affected.
Invisible and alone: social isolation blocks girls’ chances
Domestic duties, restricted freedoms and early marriage push adolescent girls into social isolation, making it a major, unrecognised barrier to ending inequality. Find out more from this new research.
'Invisible girls' face normalised violence
The low social status of marginalised adolescent girls exposes them to daily violence, our latest research warns. That this abuse is largely accepted threatens progress that could be made towards equality.
Law passed to end child marriage in Zimbabwe
Plan International has welcomed Zimbabwe’s landmark judgement, declaring 18 the legal minimum age of marriage, while all forms of child marriage have been deemed unconstitutional.