MEDIA RELEASE - 23rd February 2021
In response to the revelations that a fourth female parliament house staffer has come forward with sexual assault allegations against a Liberal Party staffer, Plan International Australia CEO Susanne Legena said today.
MEDIA RELEASE - 6th February 2021
COVID-19 leading to “worrying” rise in group female genital mutilation gatherings in Somalia, Plan International Australia warns
Girls in Somalia are being subjected to female genital mutilation (FGM) in group gatherings as rates of the harmful practice rise because of COVID-19.
MEDIA RELEASE - 19th January 2021
Australian youth activist and Plan International Australia Ambassador Yasmin Poole has received a Youth Influencer of the Year award from the US-based King Center, which honours the legacy of Martin Luther King.
MEDIA RELEASE - 23rd December 2020
Plan International calls for fair distribution of COVID-19 vaccines to avoid ‘setback’ to women and girls’ rights
Failing to distribute safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines to low and middle-income countries could lead to a profound setback to girls’ and women’s rights, Plan International has warned.
MEDIA RELEASE - 18th December 2020
In the wake Cyclone YASA that has devastated large areas of Fiji’s second largest island, Vanua Levu overnight, Plan International is working with local partners to determine extent of damage for distribution of essential relief to thousands of households across the country.
MEDIA RELEASE - 2nd December 2020
As we approach the holiday season, one thing we can be certain of is that (between visits to the beach) most of us will remain online through the summer months, as will most Australian children. That’s why now is the time to be talking about online harassment and violence – because social media has become the new frontier of gendered abuse.
MEDIA RELEASE - 25th November 2020
Created by activists worldwide, the digital tool builds on Plan International’s landmark research revealing that nearly half (42%) of girls lose self-esteem or self-confidence, or feel mentally or emotionally stressed after being exposed to online harassment.