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.
Avril* dropped out of school to support her family, then became pregnant and is now a single mother. Her situation makes her invisible to her government and more vulnerable as a result.
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 Sub-Saharan Africa around 7 million girls are child brides. Plan International works to prevent child marriages by implementing various programmes across Africa and the world.