Our work in Papua New Guinea

Becoming a Plan International supporter is one of the easiest ways to improve the lives of all children in Papua New Guinea and to make sure girls have access to equal opportunities.


By joining our Change for Girls program, you can help girls take their rightful place as equals and support all children to unleash their full potential.


You help tackle the root causes of discrimination, exclusion and vulnerability, and support some of the world’s most vulnerable children to thrive.

Key Challenges for children in Papua New Guinea


  • A ‘lost generation’ of parents now with children have missed out on school due to the conflict.
  • Violence, particularly gender based violence, is rife with 68% of women in Papua New Guinea reportedly experiencing physical or sexual violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime.
  • The prevalence of sexually transmitted infections are among the highest in the world.
  • The transition from school to work is difficult with limited opportunities, low literacy rates and low secondary school enrolments.

Yes, I’ll support change for girls and help all children in Papua New Guinea thrive

Change for Girls in Papua New Guinea