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African Girls in the COVID-19 pandemic

5 August 2020

As countries across Africa experience the impact of COVID-19 across health systems, economies and communities, progress made in the last decade in achieving the rights of adolescent girls’ risks being lost. African governments must act in urgency to address this “invisible crisis “and protect the important gains made to protect, and empower girls over the last decade.

A better normal: Girls call for a revolutionary reset

4 August 2020

This report is for power holders everywhere, including governments and policy makers: we ask you to hear our calls for change and engage with us to co-create this better normal. It is also for girls and young women around the world, as well as our peers, families and communities. We hope this energises you and that you will join us on the journey of co-creating this new reality also! 

Engaging girls, boys and youth as active citizens

22 July 2020

Plan International's policy position on engaging girls, boys and youth as active citizens.

Because We Matter

22 July 2020

Asia is home to more than half of the world’s 1.1 billion girls. Gender inequality in many parts of the region means that girls are often systematically disadvantaged and oppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. Girls’ development is hampered by child, early and forced marriage and high adolescent pregnancy rates. Across the region, gender- based violence against girls and women constitutes a serious and widespread rights violation, particularly with regard to domestic violence, marital rape, and trafficking in women and girls.

Girls' and Young Women's Activism in West Africa

Girls' and Young Women's Activism and Organising in West Africa

15 July 2020

This research study provides an insight into the dynamic and vibrant culture of girls’ and young women’s activism in West Africa.

Educations Under Attack 2020

Education Under Attack 2020

9 July 2020

This study is published by the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (GCPEA), which was formed in 2010 by organisations working in the fields of education in emergencies and conflict-affected contexts, higher education, protection, and international human rights and humanitarian law that were concerned about ongoing attacks on educational institutions, their students, and staff in countries affected by conflict and insecurity.  

Supporting LGBTIQ+ youth through COVID-19

Walking the talk: supporting young LGBTIQ+ people in our COVID-19 response

2 July 2020

The COVID-19 crisis is posing increasing risks to already vulnerable young LGBTIQ+ people. This briefing paper is for all Plan International staff, to help protect and empower these young people by including them in our response to crises and programme adaptations across the world.

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OPEN Plan: June 2020

26 June 2020

This edition of OPENPlan brings to you a selection of eclectic studies that display a breadth of thematic topics to showcase recent and innovative works from Plan International.