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 Sierra Leone, Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is seen as an essential part of a girl's initiation into womanhood, and for 15-year-old Marie, the likelihood of FGM was high. But, after learning about her rights and the risks posed by FGM through a Plan International project, Marie took a stand against the practice and has become a respected activist in her community.
As the decade draws to a close, we look back at some of the greatest milestones in girls’ rights over the past 10 years.
Long standing advocates for children and gender equality, Friends of Plan Canberra are a community group who have supported Plan International for 40 years. In that time, they've raised an incredible $74,612 to support our life-changing projects around the world, and here they share their fundraising secrets!
With a greater understanding of her rights and an opportunity to occupy spaces of power generally reserved for men, Layza is realising her potential thanks to sponsorship through Plan International
Child marriage denies girls the freedom to make their own decisions, to be in charge of their bodies and in control of their futures, and you’ve been quick to mobilise and stand with us every time we’ve raised our voice to end this harmful practice.
We often share stories of the amazing work your generous support, through sponsorship, makes possible, but what does it look like when a community progresses so much that our programs can carry on without Plan International's presence?
A new life is something to be celebrated and nurtured. A child’s first 1000 days, spanning from the moment of conception up until their second birthday, will influence their health, growth and learning potential for the rest of their lives. But when extreme gender inequality exists, some babies are disadvantaged and discriminated against, because of one characteristic. They were born a girl.
Over half those who have fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar are children.
2017 was one step away from feeling like the whole world was ablaze. It's time to start celebrating our wins.
It’s a sad fact that the world’s poorest children, who have contributed the least to climate change, are the worst affected by it.
This World Refugee Day we're addressing the importance of birth registration for displaced children.
Plan International is 80 years old. So how has the world and our role in it changed?
We're teaming up with Whole Kids to deliver 500,000 nutritious breakfasts to kids in Cambodia this year.
These key moments from 2016 make us optimistic about the future for children’s rights in 2017.
Being a teenage girl is tough. Being a teenage girl refugee is infinitely tougher.
Aid workers at Plan International Australia have shared their defining moments from the field to mark World Humanitarian Day (August 19).