Advocacy

Plan is one of the largest girls’ rights organizations in the world

Together with our advocates, we aim to create safe spaces for girls and young women to define their vision of their future and their identity. We work to ensure they’re equipped with the tools and knowledge they need to identify barriers and conquer obstacles.

We partner with young people and advocates to drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels, with the goal of advancing children’s rights and equality for girls. With you, we can create a just and equal world for everyone. Discussion by discussion, issue by issue, and bill by bill, we’re supporting change in ways that truly matter.

Issues we

focus on

Girls’ rights and gender equality

Plan International USA and 23 other organizations welcome the passage of the Women’s Entrepreneurship and Economic Empowerment Act of 2018 through the U.S. House of Representatives.
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Sexual and reproductive health rights

Adolescent girls and young women in the countries where Plan works are frequently subjected to serious harm and human rights violations, including coerced sex and child marriage. Plan International USA believes that all children, adolescents, and young people deserve to be protected from harm and to lead safe and healthy lives.
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The importance of inclusive, quality education

Plan International USA calls on the U.S. Government and the international community to maintain investments to improve policies, strategies, and programs that ensure universal access to quality education for children, particularly girls and children who are at-risk, marginalized, and vulnerable.
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The Mexico City Policy

Millions of vulnerable girls and women will suffer if sexual and reproductive health services that provide vital support to them are withdrawn or cut back as a consequence of the Mexico City Policy.
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Education

Plan International USA applauds the introduction of the Keeping Girls in School Act, legislation designed to build on the legacy of Let Girls Learn and continue the momentum of the Global Strategy for Adolescent Girls.
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Climate justice

Plan believes children and young people in all their diversity should enjoy full and equal access to their rights, which should not be hindered by the threat of climate change.
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Foreign assistance

More than 100 endorsers agree: effectiveness principles should guide foreign aid reform.
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Youth agency

U.S. land mine policy endangers children.
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Plan stands by communities and young people in Myanmar

Plan International is gravely concerned for the current situation in Myanmar as it threatens the future and well-being of Myanmar people.
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Family separation at the U.S.-Mexico border

Plan International is urging the U.S. administration to reverse its “zero tolerance” immigration policy and end the practice of forcibly separating families at the U.S.-Mexico border, including the detention of children taken from their parents.
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U.S. border detention facilities

All children deserve to be protected and cared for, regardless of country of origin or economic status.
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Statement of solidarity with the AAPI community

Plan stands in solidarity with Asian Americans.
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Central American migration

As a vulnerable population continues to flee violence and poverty in their countries, Plan International USA urges the governments of Mexico and the United States to take actions to protect human rights and children.
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