Check out this guest blog post from an amazing girl in Zimbabwe. Yeukai was sponsored through Plan back in 1991 and is now a lawyer focused on children's rights. She's also a HUGE role model for girls in her community! Read more.
Guest blogger, journalist and campaigner Mariane Pearl attended the 56th Commission of the Status of Women in New York where several Plan delegates participated in key events. Take a look at her update from the event. Read more.
I’ve just returned from spending the week with Plan youth delegates from around the world at this year’s Commission on the Status of Women. I am so excited to share with you all about what a tremendous experience it was. Read more.
In our commitment to impact the most marginalized girls with our projects, we need to be able to find these girls to reach them. In order to do this, we utilize community mapping so that our field teams can learn where the most marginalized populations of girls live. Read more.
Things aren’t always what they seem... that’s what we’re always told, right? Well, it’s true. In taking a look around a rural community in a developing country, what you see is very different than what she sees. Where you see a beautiful river, she sees the place where she bathes and is harassed by boys and men. Read more.
One of my favorite activities we do during our Girl Focus workshops is the Asset-Building Exercise. You might be wondering what an asset is; an asset can be skills, knowledge, or resources. It’s anything that reduces a girl’s vulnerability and expands her opportunities. Read more.
We’ve been doing some really exciting work with our country offices to ensure that our work is impacting the most marginalized girls in the developing countries where we work! We call these workshops Girl Focus, and so far, we’ve completed them in 4 countries - Sierra Leone, Vietnam, India, and Nepal. Read more.