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VIDEO BLOG: Why Menstruation Matters

by Diana Sierra

Diana Sierra, the co-founder and CEO of Be Girl, discusses the importance of addressing menstruation in this enlightening video blog.

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My Daughter

by Lena Headey

Game of Thrones Actress Lena Headey, who is expecting a daughter, is asking for your support in bringing about the change we all wish to see for girls all over the world.

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The Nepal Earthquake: A View From Above

by Dualta Roughneen

A journey by helicopter made it clear that there is an imperative need to help communities in Nepal rebuild. As Plan moves forward with its response, shelter must be an immediate priority. Health centers have been damaged and temporary health posts must be established. Prior to seeing the vast devastation, I thought most well-constructed buildings would have held up under the circumstances, but that is simply not the case.

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Nepal Earthquake: These Children are Survivors, Not Victims

by Mark Pierce

When you can talk to the children in Nepal, listen to what they have to say, hear about their experiences and their hopes for the future, you soon see that they are indeed survivors, fighters, champions – not victims.

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The Day My Whole World Changed


A Plan International sponsored child recounts her day on April 25, 2015, when her home was destroyed by a devastating earthquake.


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From the Ground in Nepal: I Cannot Imagine the Trauma for Young Children

by Corrie Kramer

The following is a first-hand account from Plan International USA Senior Program Associate for Resilience Corrie Kramer, who was traveling in Pokhara, Nepal when a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck the country on April 25.

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Punching Out Malaria, One Shark at a Time

by Micah Green

When we launched SharkPuncher and partnered with Plan International USA, we decided to focus on conquering the threat of malaria by bringing awareness to youth.



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World Malaria Day: Celebrating Our Achievements and Looking Towards the Future

by Thidiane Ndoye

On World Malaria Day, it is important to celebrate how far we've come in eradicating this disease, but also to recognize how far we still need to go.

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Owning the Problem and the Solution: Social Protection Groups in Bangladesh

by Tessie San Martin

Child marriage and domestic violence robs girls of their futures, and by doing so saps the country's energy and potential. Plan International USA's Protecting Human Rights (PHR) project is working to fight against these issues

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A Dangerous Clause to Legally Decrease Child Marriage in Bangladesh

by Nandini Shahla Chowdhury

In Bangladesh, a draft of the Child Marriage Restraint Act has been sent to the Cabinet stating the minimum age of marriage will remain at 18 — but it will come with a clause.


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For More Sustainable Development, Commit to Locally Led Solutions

by Tessie San Martin

Plan International USA CEO Tessie San Martin wrote a recent op-ed for Devex emphasizing the importance of locally led solutions for sustainable development.

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Supporting Education in South Sudan

by Dr. Pamela Young

Four years after independence, education in South Sudan is facing continued challenges, but this local community is motivated in its efforts to revitalize their school.

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