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FGM causes death of 12-year old in Egypt

31 January 2020

FGM is a harmful practice that must be eradicated, says Plan International, following the death of a girl in Egypt.

UN resolution on sexual violence in conflict disregards girls' rights

25 April 2019

Plan International is outraged by the disregard displayed for the rights of girls and women rape survivors in the resolution on combating sexual violence in conflict that was adopted by the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday. 

Plan International and BØRNEfonden to merge

2 July 2018

Leading Danish development organisation BØRNEfonden has merged with global child rights and humanitarian organisation Plan International to deliver greater impact for millions of vulnerable children and young people in some of the poorest countries in the world.

Statement on family separation at the U.S-Mexico border

19 June 2018

Plan International is urging the U.S. administration to reverse its “zero tolerance” immigration policy and to end the practice of forcibly separating families at the U.S.-Mexico border, including the detention of children taken from their parents.

Nigeria kidnap girls must be released immediately

1 March 2018

Plan International calls on the Nigerian government to redouble its efforts to secure the safe release of 100 schoolgirls reportedly kidnapped by Boko Haram in Nigeria’s north-eastern Yobe state.

US Administration must protect rights of LGBTIQ people

27 July 2017

Plan International calls on the United States to protect members of the LGBTIQ community from discrimination to ensure the full realisation of their human rights. 

Kenyan girls secure historic law for free sanitary pads

23 June 2017

Kenya’s decision to give free sanitary pads to schoolgirls is a momentous step for gender equality. Girls supported by Plan International supported have been at the forefront of the campaign for free sanitary provisions. 

Famine over but South Sudan still in crisis

22 June 2017

A UN-backed food security report released yesterday (21 June) announced that South Sudan is no longer classified as being in famine. However, 6 million people are still suffering from the conditions of the food crisis. 

Lake Chad Crisis: Generation of children missing out on education

23 May 2017

An entire generation of children is missing out on an education in Boko Haram-affected Nigeria, warns Plan International.