A visual impairment didn’t detract nine-year-old Anisa from her mission: to protect her rural community in Western Guadalcanal Province, Solomon Islands from COVID-19.
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.
In Siem Reap and Stung Treng provinces, students are swapping classrooms for the great outdoors, studying science and math amongst the veggies and vines, in their Plan International supported Learning Gardens.
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.
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.
This World Food Day (16th of October), we’ve teamed up with our partners at Whole Kids to recognise the powerful role of grandmothers, both here and overseas, in the passing of recipes from generation to generation, and the nurturing impact this has on children.
Healthy eating can help give kids the best start in life.
We've highlighted five negative attitudes towards the food crisis in East Africa and how you can help correct the record.
Nine-year-old Amel is determined to see the end of female genital mutilation in her village.
Meet the men taking a stand against female genital mutilation in Egypt.
Despite being outlawed for years, female genital mutilation is still widely practiced in Egypt and it's doctors who are failing young women and girls.