Plan International has worked in Paraguay since 1994 to achieve lasting impact on the lives of the most vulnerable children.
In Paraguay there are high rates of violence towards girls and women, there is a lack of education and services around sexual health, girls lack meaningful opportunities to participate in society and young people, particularly those who are female, indigenous or have disabilities, lack access to training and jobs.
Our vision for the next 5 years is to work with partners to transform Paraguay into an inclusive, egalitarian society, free of all forms of violence towards girls and women.
We work in development and emergency contexts to ensure that girls and young women can:
- Live in safe communities.
- Make informed decisions about their sexual health and access quality services.
- Influence decision-making processes that affect them.
- Access training and get good jobs.
Mónica: From intern to administrator
27-year-old Monica is a hard-working young woman from Caaguazú department, 180 kilometers from Asunción, the capital of Paraguay. Her story shows that with the right opportunities, effort, and dedication it is possible to succeed, even in the toughest situations.