This report analyses why women are the first victims of economic instability and proposes measures to mainstream gender at all stages of youth economic empowerment programmes.
Plan International and the International Centre for Research on Women (ICRW) undertook research in five countries in Asia (Cambodia, Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan and Vietnam), to assess the prevalence, nature, response and reporting of various forms of school-related gender-based violence (SRGBV) in, around and on the way to school.
Parents who marry their children before they reach legal age are typically motivated by predetermined social and sexual norms, low value attached to daughters, poverty or humanitarian crises.
Confronted with social pressure and family hardship, they may seek in marriage a form of protection to shield their children from destitution, household food insecurity and, ultimately, sexual harassment.
The Asia Child Marriage Initiative report provides evidence on the causes of child marriage practices in Bangladesh, Indonesia and Pakistan. It also recommends how to increase protection of children's rights and to ensure children are not forcibly married at a young age.
This report records the insights and opinions of 339 children and adults 2 years on since Typhoon Haiyan hit their communities in the Philippines.
Open Plan highlights research by Plan International to support programming and advocacy. This edition includes content on school-related gender-based violence in Asia, evaluation and research in Pakistan, and research from the Typhoon Haiyan response on accountability to affected peoples.
The Nepal Earthquake Response: Six Month Review highlights Plan International's achievements and sector interventions in the aftermath of the 25 April earthquake in Nepal, which impacted the lives of more than 8 million people, including 3.2 million children.
This report examines adolescent girls’ suggestions for improvements to their lives and how girls themselves would deal with barriers to equality, including the issues of gender violence and early pregnancy.