All parents want to give their sons the best start in life. But how can you raise a boy with the freedom to be his true self when society has rigid expectations of what it means to be a boy – and how boys should look and act when they grow up to become men?
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.
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.
We want kids to know that their dreams don’t have to be dictated by their gender, their background or their abilities.
It can be overwhelming and difficult for kids when they see other children like them suffering.
The stereotype about millennials being lazy, and self-absorbed is well and truly due to be put to bed.
We know so many young people care about the world, so what are some of the things parents and guardians can do to foster these motivations in a way that steers them to finding fulfilling work?
NAIDOC week is here. It’s a time to recognise the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
We asked parents what it's like to raise children in a new world. Their answers are a portrait of bridging their past and present to create a better future for their children.
How can we help kids have a say in their future when climate change is a constant threat?
To help smash the stigma surrounding that time of the month, we asked women to tell us about their very first period.
It often feels like girls bear the brunt of the pitfalls of our rapidly evolving online world.
We asked our Youth Activists how we as adults, parents, colleagues, uncles, aunts, grandparents and friends can help empower young people to take on the world.
Healthy eating can help give kids the best start in life.
We want to feel confident that we’re raising the next generation of boys to be allies.
How can we encourage our children to build diverse, inclusive friendships?
For International Women’s Day, we spoke to women blazing trails in their field, to show girls that they too can take on the world.
How can we make the internet a safe, inclusive space for our kids?
Talking to your kids about staying safe online can be tricky to navigate. We decided to turn the tables and get sixteen-year-olds to interview their parents about internet safety.
We asked three young people how they navigate the rapidly evolving online world.
I could have been at a parenting class anywhere in the world. No sense of pain from a brutal war. No sense of hardship faced as a refugee. Just a bunch of mums chit-chatting about being mums.
I discovered the Because I Am a Girl campaign in the early days of my work with Plan International. The campaign resonated with me because, as the eldest of four girls, I grew up with people constantly saying to my parents ‘you poor things’ or ‘are you going to keep trying for a boy?’