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Youth reflections: What the 10-year Day of the Girl anniversary…

Three Youth Advocates reflect on what International Day of the Girl means to them.
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10 Years of International Day of the Girl

11 October 2022 marked the 10th anniversary of the International of the Girl. For this special occasion, and in partnership with over 35 organisations, the Plan International UN Team convened…
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Young women share their messages for the UN

A group of 14 girls and young women from around the world worked together to do joint advocacy at the UN Human Rights Council this June.
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UN adopts first ever global policy on girls’ and young women’s…

The UN Human Rights Council's landmark resolution on girls' and young women's activism is an important step in ensuring they can participate meaningfully.
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Neglected Crisis Advocacy Brief

Ahead of the UN Security Council's Annual Debate on Children and Armed Conflict (CAAC), Plan International has produced this brief to shine a light on four crises which for too long have been…
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Unlocking solutions for displaced girls and young women

Addressing the needs of displaced girls and young women must be at the heart of the UNSG's Action Agenda for Internal Displacement.
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Civil Society Statement on the Protection of Civilians in Urban…

With civilians accounting for up to 87% of the casualties during war, we call on the UN Security Council, Member States, and other entities within the UN system to implement the recommendations…
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Participation at CSW66 – Perspectives from Youth Advocates…

We spoke directly to the youth advocates who have been at the forefront of driving advocacy for girls’ rights, gender-transformative education, and meaningful participation of girls, women…
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Op-Ed: The Impact of Climate Change on Pastoralist Women and…

During CSW66, one Youth Advocate from a Climate-Vulnerable Community shares the real impacts of the Climate Crisis on Women and Girls.
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A concerted effort is needed to protect young displaced people…

A concerted effort is needed to protect young people displaced by conflict in Cabo Delgado, Mozambique, blogs Lindsey Hutchison, Peace and Security Policy Advisor.
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A Return to Business-as-Usual at the UN General Assembly?

For 18 long months, civil society has been frozen out of in-person meetings and events at UN Headquarters. What should have been an opportunity to celebrate a return to in-person advocacy in…
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“We Must Not Fail Them” – The Security Council Has…

In the face of the ongoing crisis in Nigeria and the surrounding countries in the Lake Chad Basin, the Security Council must do more to understand and address adolescent girls’ rights in conflict.…
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