Media Centre - Media release - 26 February 2019

Plan International Australia recognises landmark court decision for justice for survivors of sexual abuse


Plan International Australia CEO Susanne Legena has recognised today’s landmark court decision for justice for survivors of sexual abuse in Australia.

“Today we finally saw justice for the survivors of sexual abuse that was brought to light by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse,” said Ms Legena.

“We must honour the survivors, and stand by them so that their courage in fighting for justice can help to lead to a future where no child has to go through this again – every child has the right to live free from fear and violence.

“Institutions must step up and ensure that such atrocities, which devastated children, families and communities, never occur again.”

About Plan International 

Plan International is a global independent development and humanitarian organisation. We champion girls’ rights because we know that there is nowhere in the world where girls are treated as equals. We work alongside children, young people, supporters and partners to tackle the root causes of injustices facing girls and the most marginalised children.

Plan International works in more than 75 countries to help create a just world that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. Our local office, Plan International Australia funds programs to support children in more than 25 countries, as well as sponsorship programs across the federation.

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