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Rising to the Challenge of Local Ownership: Are We Adapting Fast Enough?

by Justin Fugle

When it comes to local ownership and local solutions, we are well past the point of asking whether we can or should do this.

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Eager to Learn in Niger

by Dr. Pamela Young

In Niger, children and teachers are taking control of learning with the help of a Plan International USA program.

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Rebuilding Nepal Starts with Children and Communities

by Nigel Chapman

Plan International CEO Nigel Chapman recently visited Nepal, emphasizing that we must pay most attention to children and families.

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Country Ownership Metrics: An Underdeveloped Field in Development

by Tessie San Martin

The following is a guest post from former MFAN Country Ownership Working Group Co-Chairs Rodney Bent and Tessie San Martin, Plan International USA CEO

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Encouraging Youth Engagement

by Elizabeth .

Youth Advisory Board Member Elizabeth discusses the importance of encouraging youth.

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Empowering Youth Through YUGA

by Nadyah .

Youth United for Global Action and Awareness (YUGA) member Nadyah discusses YUGA’s influence on her life and the life of youth.

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For Youth, Now is the Time

by Marisa Haire

Plan International USA Youth Board Member Marisa has a problem with the phrase “Youth are the future.”

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Sustainable Development Goals: Addressing the Role of Young People

by Sara .

The first of a two-part blog from Sara, who is currently at the United Nations headquarters in New York, consulting on youth participation and governance sections within the Sustainable Development Goals.

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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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