Media Centre - Media release - 5 March 2021

Plan International stands by communities and young people in Myanmar

Children play football at one of the child friendly spaces in Rakhine state

Plan International is gravely concerned for the current situation in Myanmar as it threatens the future and well-being of Myanmar people, especially young people who are at the forefront advocating for their future while being exposed to violence. We are deeply worried about one of our Youth Peace Ambassadors who has been arrested today as she was volunteering to help others.

As an international organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls, Plan International calls for halting all violence and repression against peaceful young protesters and respecting their rights to education and freedom of expression.

Plan International stands by the communities, youth, and children of Myanmar at this difficult time and we reaffirm our strong commitment to support the well-being of its children and young people.

Plan International has worked with development partners and the people of Myanmar to promote the rights and well-being of children and young people since 2012.

For further comment please contact Plan International Australia media and Ambassador manager James Norman on 0451291775 or public relations advisor Claire Knox on 0452326549.

About Plan International Australia

Put simply, we’re the charity for girls’ equality. We tackle the root causes of poverty, support communities through crisis, campaign for gender equality, and help governments do what’s right for children and particularly for girls. We believe a better world is possible. An equal world; a world where all children can live happy and healthy lives, and where girls can take their rightful place as equals.

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Claire Knox

Media & PR Advisor
0452 326 549

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