Plan International started operating in Sri Lanka in 1981 to advance children’s rights and equality for girls.
Our work promotes social cohesion, gender equality and diversity in areas where we can have the biggest impact, such as former conflict-affected communities. Our work also targets the most vulnerable children and young people, especially girls.
Our key areas of work include:
- Providing parents and caregivers with the knowledge and skills to support the full development of children under 5 years, including those with disabilities
- Helping vulnerable children, especially girls, go to school and get a quality education. We also strengthen education governance and the existing national education system to ensure long-term change.
- Preventing violence, exploitation and supporting children who are survivors of abuse. Our work also improves systems and policies on child protection.
- Helping young people to gain the skills and knowledge they need to be socially active and earn a living.
Thousands of children affected by Sri Lanka flood disaster
Global child rights and humanitarian organisation Plan International has begun the urgent distribution of sanitation and hygiene supplies for thousands of children affected by the severe flooding and landslides that hit Sri Lanka this week
Play your part and challenge gender-based violence
Youth activist Chamathya, 24, is an enthusiastic and dedicated gender equality and girls rights activist who wants to see a world free from violence, discrimination and harassment of girls and women.