At least 10 million people in Ethiopia require food assistance due to a second year of failed rains as a result of the El Niño weather phenomenon. Although El Niño is over, the impact is still being felt across the country.
Kadija, 18, has been hit hard by the El-Nino-induced drought. This video shows how her business and personal life are recovering thanks to a water pump installed by Plan International.
Young women who turned to sex work following the Liberian civil war are changing their lives and their children’s futures thanks to skills training provided by Plan International.
Plan International is working with men in refugee camps to prevent violence against girls and women.Since 2014, we have been serving as UNHCR’s sole protection partner in all 5 refugee camps in Rwanda and in Kigali for urban refugees.
In Delhi, Plan International asked girls about their experiences of living in the city. First we interviewed girls in their neighbourhood, then they did a safety walk mapping out their local area, looking at where girls feel safe and unsafe.
Brazil is home to the fourth highest rate of child marriage in the world and has the seventh highest rate of violence against girls and women. In Sao Luis – the capital of the northern region of Maranhao – Charlienne, 17, opens up about what it’s like to grow up in a community characterised by violence and teen pregnancy.
Girlene, 30, from Sao Luis, was abused by her father, raped by her stepfather and left to live on the streets at 13. She is a true survivor who’s battling Brazil’s growing issue of violence against girls and women.Now, she’s found hope through dancing and she’s sharing her story so another generation of girls don’t suffer what she did.
In Brazil, a woman is assaulted every 15 seconds and one is murdered every two hours. For 18 year old Larice, home is a dangerous community in São Luís, North East Brazil. Violence is rife, gangs rule the roost and robberies take place on a daily basis. Here, she reveals how she dodges danger on her way to school.
In Togo, West Africa, thousands of girls are trafficked every year to work as domestic servants in the capital Lomé, or in Nigeria, Benin or Ghana.In this film, we meet the real-life Cinderellas who seek a happy ending.