We must act to transform girls’ lives
Gender equality is essential to international development and can only be achieved by listening to the voices of girls, blogs Plan International CEO Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen.
On 25th April 2015, a devastating earthquake struck Nepal, affecting thousands of people, including 7,036 Plan International sponsored children.
This report presents the research findings on the impact of the earthquake on the affected sponsored children, around education, housing, water and sanitation, safety, income and relief efforts.
Globally, one in every 122 humans is now either a refugee, internally displaced or seeking asylum. These publications explain how we are working to support refugees and internally displaced people in Asia, Africa and Latin America.
The report covers Plan International's response to the earthquake, and to-date we have reached 196,000 individuals including 82,000 children.
It also highlights the achievements made across all programmes, the Because I am a Girl campaign, sponsorship, partnerships and finances.
This Children in a Changing Climate coalition report calls on governments to commit to 6 priority actions in the implementation of their climate change commitments and highlights child-centred case studies on tackling climate change from across the world.
This document supports processes of child-friendly accountability by making the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction accessible to children.
Asnakech, from Ethiopia, was 12 when her parents decided it was time for her to ‘become a woman’. A self-taught circumciser came to her house, cut her clitoris and outer labia using a razor blade, then pressed ashes and cow manure on the bleeding cuts. In technical terms, this is called Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). Asnakech can still remember how scared she felt and how no-one comforted her afterwards.
All citizens must be given the opportunity to realise their rights and reach their potential - but this core pillar of development was set back last week in Pakistan when a bill to prohibit underage marriages was withdrawn from the National Assembly, blogs Rashid Javed, Plan International Pakistan Country Director.
On International Migrants Day, Plan International’s Unni Krishnan blogs on the need for a coordinated and humane response to the Syrian refugee crisis.