Plan International has been working in Sudan since 1977. Our goal is for vulnerable children and youth to be able to realise their full potential within protective and resilient communities which respect and promote equality.
Our work supports girls’ rights and gender equality to bring about transformative changes for girls, youth and wider society.
There are many internally displaced people in Sudan as well as refugees from neighbouring countries and others around the region due to protracted conflicts. In addition, the country’s economy is deteriorating and public expenditure on education and healthcare is 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 a partner of choice for the government and local civil society organisations on gender equality and the empowerment of young people.
We strengthen the ability of girls and young people to learn, lead, decide and thrive in their lives and communities. We achieve this by building partnerships which empower children and youth and effect necessary changes in policies, laws and practices.
Or main priorities in Sudan are:
- Securing children’s rights to a good start in life and a 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, get good jobs and achieve economic security
- Protecting children in emergency and conflict situations
- Promoting the meaningful participation of children and young people in society.
The areas of Sudan we work in are 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.