Plan International has been working in Senegal since 1982 to promote children’s rights and equality for girls. To achieve this, we work alongside children, their communities, the Senegalese government and civil society organisations.
In Senegal, patriarchal traditions, poor living conditions and ineffectively applied laws lead to the violation of children’s rights, with girls being particularly vulnerable.
In addition, there are high rates of child marriage and malnutrition, the standard of health care is low and there are a large number of unemployed women and young people.
Our priorities include:
- Protecting children, especially girls, from violence, including during emergencies
- Improving health services
- Providing children with access to quality, inclusive education, including during emergencies
- Supporting young people to gain key skills and get good jobs.