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March: Plan calls for investment in girls

March 1, 2010

Plan USA eNews: March 2010

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Plan Rwanda to Start School-Feeding Project

Medfield Blake Middle School students reach out to Haitian children

 

Letter from the editor

Plan is committed to the fight for gender equality and to raising the status of girls to be equal to that of boys. That’s why we're proud to announce that a Plan delegation will be attending the 54th session of the Commission on the Status of Women, held this month.

The CSW is a policy-making body within the United Nations dedicated to gender equality and advancement of women. Every year the CSW meets to evaluate the status of girls' and women’s rights in political, economic, civil, social and educational fields across the world.

Plan will participate in this year’s session to raise awareness of girls' issues and call on UN Member States to make strategic investments in girls a critical priority.

Get the latest news on Plan's involvement at the CSW.

 

Help Plan in the fight to stop child marriage.

Right now, there are an estimated 60 million child brides worldwide, some as young as 7 years old. A new congressional bill could give the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) more power to work with countries around the world to fight child marriage.

You can help us make sure it passes: sign our petition urging legislators to protect girls from child marriage by supporting this critical bill.

 

Haiti Earthquake Update

One Month Later: Plan's emergency response in Haiti
Staff continue to work diligently to respond to the needs of children and families affected by the earthquake. Read an update on Plan's relief and recovery efforts in Haiti.
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Plan works to get children in Haiti back to school Plan Works to Get Haiti's Children Back in School
After the earthquake destroyed most of Haiti's schools, Plan stepped forward to provide support to the Ministry of Education to rebuild the education system. Find out what Plan is doing to get children in Haiti back to school. 
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For live reports, follow Plan's Heidi Reed as she blogs from Haiti.

Sponsorship News

March 19, 2010 is Plan Writing Day
Children love getting messages from their sponsors, and have tons of fun writing back to you. Let sponsored children know you're thinking of them. Write today!
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