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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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Why Are Children in Africa Still Left Uncounted?

by Roland Angerer

For a variety of reasons, the births of 85 million African children have not been registered because the civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) systems – the systems that governments use to register and record data on key life events like births, marriages, and deaths – are running on outdated, inefficient models.

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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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Fear and Desperation in Sierra Leone

by Kamanda K.

Kamanda is a youth advocate for Plan International, and lives in Port Loko on the north of Sierra Leone. In this blog, he describes what happened before and after the 3-day national lockdown which began on the 19th of September.

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We Must Listen To Girls Who Speak Up Against Discrimination and Sexual Violence

by Nigel Chapman

New research from Plan International shows the shocking truth about adolescent girls in developing countries. In one of the largest studies ever undertaken of its kind, we talked to 7,000 adolescent girls and boys in 11 countries about girls’ opportunities. The findings are overwhelming. These girls are some of the most disadvantaged people on earth.

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Other Invisible Children

by Tessie San Martin
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Child Marriage in the Spotlight at Davos

by Nigel Chapman
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