Around the globe, and in communities where Plan International works, girls are taking a stand and leading the fight to end female genital mutilation (FGM).
In a matter of months, the COVID-19 pandemic has had an unprecedented impact on life as we know it, across the globe. It’s been named the worst health crisis of a generation and caused more deaths than the entire Ebola epidemic. But in reflecting on Plan International’s 2014 Ebola response in West Africa, we can uncover insights and lessons, to ensure we’re responding to this global crisis in the most effective way we can.
In 2019, we were able to reach more than 40 million children with our work in communities around the globe. What we do wouldn't be possible without the generosity and collective action of our supporters, and to say thank you, we wanted to show you the incredible impact you made over the course of a year.
Almost every issue affecting girls today boils down to one thing: a lack of options. A lack of choice is what holds girls back. From getting an education. From reaching their potential. And from choosing when and if they want children. At only 15, Celinda had this choice made for her.
Girls often go unseen and unheard in times of crisis and everyday inequalities are made worse. In honour of #WorldRefugeeDay we’re amplifying the voices of girls living in crisis settings and sharing their stories.
For a family like Helena’s living through the South Sudan crisis, these everyday items have been life-changing.
When Vai was young, she spent two days trapped in a tree without food when the floods came. But this time, she and her daughter nine-year-old Sen were ready.
Rohingya couple Dilara and Rahimullah grapple with this question every day.