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Encounters During the Ebola Awareness Campaign

by Plan International USA

Youth are taking action across West Africa to fight the Ebola outbreak. Saatah, 16, from Lofa County, Liberia, is among the young Plan volunteers helping affected communities in controlling the spread of the disease.

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Celebrate a Special Day - Giving Tuesday

by Jennifer Trainor

As we gather with family and friends during the holiday season to reflect on the good in our lives, we have the opportunity to do more than give thanks – we can give back.

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Dispelling the Myth: An Evolving Relationship Between NGOs and Private Businesses

by Samuel Worthington

A common misperception regarding NGO-private sector relations is one based on mutual distrust and occasional confrontation; or with the advent of corporate social responsibility funding, one solely based on donor-recipient transactions. With the international development landscape rapidly evolving, some historical and present-day assumptions are simply inaccurate.

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Now the Storm Has Passed

by Nigel Chapman

“Building Back Better” means working with communities in the Philippines on their recovery journey, involving them as partners in the recovery process, providing emotional support and building knowledge, community spirit, and resilience: Things that aren’t seen immediately or on the surface, but can withstand any future challenge – much like the resilience of the Filipino community.

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A Different Type of Trek

by Tessie San Martin

Plan International USA designed the Fighting against Child Trafficking (FACT) project - a three-year initiative aiming to reach 15,000 girls under 18 in 48 villages located in three border districts with India. Nepal and India have an open border, and as in most border regions, this area is a frenzy of economic and commercial activity, with endless lines of vehicles, from rickshaws to huge lorries, moving back and forth across countries.

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Hope in the Time of Ebola?

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Ebola, a deadly viral disease that has no proven cure, continues to kill people at a pace that is unprecedented. The elusive illness spreads fast, several steps ahead of the response. Lessons from Nigeria will help contain the outbreak elsewhere, especially other countries that are on high alert.

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These Sobering Statistics Will Make You Realize Why Girls Need Their Own Day

by Plan International USA

The Huffington Post, in partnership with Plan International USA, recently rolled out a series of statistics explaining why International Day of the Girl, on Oct. 11, was so important.

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Children Dying and Surviving Alone in Liberia

by Henry Garneo

A youth blogger from Liberia describes the devastating effects Ebola is having on his community.

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IATI at Plan: One Year Later

by Tessie San Martin

In light of this year’s launch of the Aid Transparency Index, I wanted to reflect on Plan’s journey into this realm, which has not been without its challenges.

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Speak Up and Be Bold

by Patrick Maguire

As men, regardless of where we are in the world, we are bold if we speak up. And, we cannot be bashful.

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Be Bold: Invest in Adolescent Girls to End Inter-Generational Poverty

by Judithe Registre

As we near the year 2015 and review our progress toward the Millennium Development Goals, we can see that, despite sweeping progress in certain areas such as primary education and public health, one significant gap remains: Broad inequalities persist between the rich and poor, and most notably between the richest males and the poorest females. The disparity is staggering.

 

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INGOs: Part of the Problem or the Solution?

by Tessie San Martin

Poverty reduction is an urgent issue, and it is scandalous that so many lives are lost daily to solvable problems. Making progress on poverty reduction is only possible when local knowledge is linked to information, resources and the political space to operate. In this context, International NGOs can be and have been an indispensable part of local solutions, helping to catalyze efforts, broker knowledge or accompany people to bear witness to their struggles, and creating the political space for action.

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