Plan International has been working in Sudan since 1977.
Our goal is for vulnerable children and youth to be able to realise their potential within protective and resilient communities which respect and promote girls’ equality. Our work supports girls’ rights and gender equality to bring about transformative changes for girls and society.
Sudan hosts large numbers of internally displaced people and refugees from neighbouring countries due to protracted conflicts in the region. In addition, the country’s economy is deteriorating and public expenditure on education and healthcare in shrinking. There is also a high prevalence of child marriage and female genital mutilation.
Plan International Sudan will build on its reputation as a thought leader and partner of choice for the government and local civil society organisations around the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of young people.
We will support girls to learn, lead, decide and thrive in their lives and communities. We will achieve this by building partnerships which empower children and youth and effect positive changes in policies, laws and practices.
Our main priorities in Sudan are:
- Ensuring a positive early start in life and supporting children’s quality education
- Protecting children from all forms of abuse, neglect, exploitation and violence focusing on female genital mutilation and child marriage
- Supporting young people to learn skills and get good jobs
- Protection children and their rights in emergency and conflict settings
- Supporting children and young people to actively participate as citizens.
We currently operate in Kassala, White Nile, North Kordofan, South Kordofan, North Darfur and Khartoum. We will soon be expanding to work in the states of Red Sea and Al Gedarif.
Equal access to protection and participation for children with disabilities
Plan International Sudan is supporting refugee children with disabilities like Tiagi, 9, to overcome the stress they have experienced by learning and playing with their peers.
‘Historic milestone’ as Sudan criminalises FGM
The criminalisation of FGM/C in Sudan is a “historic milestone” for girls’ rights and gender equality.