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Please revisit this section of our site for the latest news from Plan communities and countries, updates on emergencies, news on international initiatives for the promotion of children's rights, news on our fundraising activities and events in the United States.

December 8, 2014   Overcoming Social Barriers with Family Planning in Benin
 
December 5, 2014   Plan International USA Partners to Support Young Adolescents
 
December 5, 2014   Engaging Men: The Journey Towards Gender Transformation
 
December 5, 2014   After Typhoon, Women–Friendly Spaces Provide Haven for Support and Growth
 
December 5, 2014   Periods are No Longer a Pain
 
December 4, 2014   Enhancing Skills Delivery for an AIDS–Free Generation
 
December 3, 2014   Taking in a "Brilliant" Day
 
December 3, 2014   Plan Sponsored Child Stands Up for Education at Glamour Women of the Year Awards
 
November 24, 2014   Plan International USA | Strengthening Women's Leadership Skills
 
November 5, 2014   Celebrating Global Handwashing Day Around the World!
 
November 4, 2014   Mourning a Tremendous Woman Leader in Nigeria
 
November 4, 2014   Typhoon Haiyan – One Year Later
 
November 4, 2014   Plan International Helps Family Survive Haiyan Aftermath
 
November 4, 2014   For Youth Leader, Child-Friendly Spaces Important in Haiyan Aftermath
 
October 30, 2014   Children Get Disaster-Savvy with New Game in Indonesia
 
October 30, 2014   Students Lead Safe Schools Program in Timor Leste
 
October 29, 2014   Plan International Helps Residents Prepare for Disasters
 
October 29, 2014   Typhoon Haiyan: Looking Back, Looking Forward
 
October 24, 2014   Meeting Without Touching: The New Vogue of Ebola Greetings
 
October 17, 2014   Plan International USA | I Just Want a Normal Day
 
October 9, 2014   Ebola Orphan Girls Thrown into Motherhood
 
September 26, 2014   Empowerment Through Education and Sponsorship
 
September 26, 2014   Building a School and a Better Future in Togo
 
September 2, 2014   Changes to Plan International USA's Privacy Policy
 
August 26, 2014   Making a Lasting Impact With Plan
 
August 20, 2014   Learning is Wonderful
 
August 20, 2014   What Does it Mean to Be a Girl?
 
August 20, 2014   Young Leaders See the World Differently, Thanks to Plan's YUGA Summit
 
August 20, 2014   Ending FGM in Mali
 
August 20, 2014   The Stark Reality of Girls
 
August 18, 2014   World Humanitarian Day: Remembering Brave People and Invisible Victims
 
August 15, 2014   Women's Leadership Workshop Acts as Catalyst for Change
 
August 12, 2014   Plan International USA Supports Water for the World
 
August 11, 2014   Plan International's Statement on Migrant Children’s Situation in Central America
 
August 11, 2014   How Does Plan International USA Engage Youth?
 
August 6, 2014   Youth Leaders Come Together for 2014 YUGA Leadership Summit
 
August 5, 2014   Embodying Social Responsibility
 
August 5, 2014   Sponsoring Children and Building Relationships
 
July 31, 2014   How is Plan International Promoting Menstrual Hygiene Management?
 
July 31, 2014   Water, Health, and Sanitation is Nothing to Poo-Poo
 
July 31, 2014   Plan International Program in Ethiopia Empowers Children to Fight Open Defecation
 
July 31, 2014   Recognize the Importance of Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene
 
July 30, 2014   The Power of the Pond
 
July 29, 2014   Plan International WASH Program Keeps Water Flowing to Pakistani Village
 
June 27, 2014   Street Children Given New Hope Thanks to Plan-Supported Drop-in Center
 
June 27, 2014   Rwandan Classrooms to Benefit From iPods
 
June 27, 2014   Five Reasons Early Childhood Care and Development is Important
 
June 27, 2014   Children in Uganda Take Charge to Change Schools for the Better
 
June 27, 2014   Ensuring an Education and a Future
 
June 27, 2014   Plan International Supports Right to Play in Ethiopia
 
June 27, 2014   This Day Was About Moussa
 
June 27, 2014   Inspired to Do More
 
June 26, 2014   The Journey to Effective Leadership
 
June 23, 2014   Fifth Birthday and Beyond
 
June 23, 2014   Women Tutoring and Mentoring of Girls Creates a Strong Link Between Literacy and Formal Education
 
June 20, 2014   Parents in Deytagui Village Mobilize to Transform School
 
June 20, 2014   Mothers Take Initiative in Nigerien School
 
June 20, 2014   When Literacy Brings Light to Life
 
June 19, 2014   Relief For Refugees
 
June 19, 2014   Conflict in the CAR Turns Lives Upside-Down
 
June 19, 2014   Plan International Reacts to Water Scarcity for South Sudan Refugees
 
June 19, 2014   Plan International Helps Young Refugees Pursue Dreams
 
June 19, 2014   Syrian Refugee Crisis: How Can You Help?
 
June 19, 2014   Plan Works in Rwandan Refugee Camps to Stop Gender-Based Violence
 
June 4, 2014   PHOTOS: 36 Years Strengthening Women's Leadership
 
June 4, 2014   CEDPA GWIM: Investing in Women's Leadership
 
June 3, 2014   To Make People Count, We Need to Count People
 
May 30, 2014   Young Leaders Lead Fight Against Sexual Exploitation
 
May 30, 2014   Plan International Works With Teens to Enact Change, Curb Sexual Exploitation in Brazil
 
May 30, 2014   Daughters of War
 
May 30, 2014   Girls' Football Project Gives Girls Confidence to Pursue Dreams
 
May 27, 2014   The Birthday Girl
 
May 27, 2014   Join Plan in its Mission to Count Every Child
 
May 27, 2014   Breaking the Chains of Poverty Through Birth Registration
 
May 27, 2014   Plan Works With UNICEF to Increase Birth Registration in Sudan
 
May 26, 2014   Why a Tsunami Highlighted the Need to Count Every Child in Indonesia
 
May 26, 2014   Plan Uses Birth Registration to Combat Sex-Selective Abortion
 
May 23, 2014   Birth Registration: Getting Everyone in the Picture
 
May 22, 2014   Shattering Glass and Fighting For Education
 
May 19, 2014   Visiting Ethiopia and Connecting With the World
 
May 15, 2014   Plan Supports Girls' Literacy with USAID-Funded Ghana TAP Project
 
May 15, 2014   Through Technology, Rural Ghanaian Students Gain Access to the World
 
May 13, 2014   The Goal Shooter: How a Health Program Changed the Life of a Girl in Uganda
 
May 13, 2014   Plan-Supported Text Messaging Service in Uganda Helps Keep Teachers, Students in School
 
May 12, 2014   Plan International USA proudly supports Menstrual Hygiene Day
 
May 12, 2014   Plan International Promotes Menstrual Hygiene in Uganda
 
May 12, 2014   The Reality When it Comes to Reproductive Health
 
May 6, 2014   Clowns Deliver Smiles and Laughter to Areas Hit by Typhoon
 
May 6, 2014   Plan International Helps Children Affected by Typhoon Haiyan Return to School
 
May 6, 2014   Unconditional Cash Grants: Helping Communities in the Philippines Rebuild After Typhoon Haiyan
 
May 2, 2014   Grandmothers in Benin Work With Plan International to Curb Malnutrition
 
May 2, 2014   Plan International Supports Healthy Minds and Bodies for Mothers and Children in Sri Lanka
 
May 2, 2014   Cameroon’s Mobile Health Clinic Supports Thousands of Children and Pregnant Women
 
May 2, 2014   Plan International Helps Reunite Homeless Teen With Family
 
May 1, 2014   Plan International USA is Helping Mothers and Families Across the World
 
May 1, 2014   Water Pumps in Mali Provide Good Health for Young Children, Hope for Mothers
 
April 24, 2014   Seeing Africa - and My Father - with New Eyes
 
April 24, 2014   World Malaria Day is April 25!
 
April 24, 2014   Making Strides Against Malaria in Cameroon
 
April 24, 2014   Malaria by the Numbers
 
April 24, 2014   What Are Insecticide Treated Nets?
 
April 24, 2014   Our Visit with Ilsias
 
April 21, 2014   Local Ghanaian Community Takes School Improvements into Their Own Hands
 
April 11, 2014   An Update on Plan International's Ebola Response Plan in West Africa
 
April 10, 2014   A Step Forward for the Women of Papua New Guinea
 
April 7, 2014   Girls' Education in Ghana: From Access to Empowerment
 
April 4, 2014   Ghana TAP: Learning Continues Outside of the Classroom
 
March 26, 2014   Ebola - Taming a Killer Virus
 
March 20, 2014   The Water Girl
 
March 20, 2014   Improving Sanitation – and Health – in Cambodia
 
March 20, 2014   The Water Girl: A Slideshow
 
March 7, 2014   Gender-based Violence in Malawi
 
March 7, 2014   Girls Are Human Beings Too!
 
March 5, 2014   Too Young to Wed: International Action for Girls' Human Rights
 
February 28, 2014   South Sudan: Girls Taking on Role of Mothers During Conflict
 
February 25, 2014   South Sudan: Hygiene and sanitation severely disrupted by conflict
 
February 20, 2014   South Sudan Crisis Worsening
 
February 13, 2014   The Power of Play
 
February 13, 2014   Plan International's Big Blue Bags Deliver Hope to Children Affected by Haiyan
 
February 7, 2014   Imam Fights Female Genital Mutilation in Tingolé, Mali
 
February 6, 2014   Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation
 
February 6, 2014   Former FGM Practitioner Joins the Fight Against Female Genital Mutilation
 
February 3, 2014   The Text Generation
 
January 9, 2014   An Update on the Crisis in South Sudan
 
December 30, 2013   Surviving Disasters with a Disability
 
December 30, 2013   Stories from the Children
 
December 27, 2013   Promoting Child Participation in the Aileu District
 
December 26, 2013   A Mother's Loss Highlights Challenges Ahead After Typhoon Haiyan
 
December 24, 2013   865 Babies Born Each Day in Areas Devastated by Typhoon Haiyan
 
December 23, 2013   Sofia’s Fight to Overcome Her Disability