Ines, 12, arrived alone in Tanzania as a refugee from Burundi. We’re working to keep thousands of children like Ines safe and helping them overcome the troubles they have experienced.
Siphiwe became invisible to her government when she was forced to drop out of school. She turned to marriage to escape her home life but now has a young child and few prospects for the future.
Sixty-six percent of girls in Bangladesh are married under 18. Plan International is addressing this by supporting a children's organisation that works with local government and community-based organisations to create child marriage-free zones to stop early marriage.
Marisol, 12, from El Salvador, has been a sponsored child with Plan International for 9 years. We gave her a camera to show us a day in her life.
We’re working with adolescent girls, bus drivers and ticket inspectors to make buses safe in Hanoi, Vietnam, so girls can travel through the city free from abuse.
In Zimbabwe many girls become invisible to their government because they are forced to leave school and disappear from official records. Siphethangani is determined to go to university, despite the challenges facing her, and follow her ambitions.Learn more about Counting the Invisible
Melissa became invisible to her government when she was forced to leave school and so disappeared from official records. Without an education or skills, she now lacks opportunities and support to follow her ambitions.
Millions of girls across the world are 'invisible' to governments and policy makers because they aren't being counted - leaving them vulnerable and at risk. Improving the information we have on girls can transform lives and help create true equality.