Plan International stands by communities and young people in Myanmar

March 4, 2021

Plan International 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, especially young people who are at the forefront advocating for their future while being exposed to violence. We are deeply worried about one of our Youth Peace Ambassadors who has been arrested today as she was volunteering to help others.

As an international organization that advances children’s rights and equality for girls, Plan International calls for halting all violence and repression against peaceful young protesters and respecting their rights to education and freedom of expression.

Plan International stands by the communities, youth, and children of Myanmar at this difficult time and we reaffirm our strong commitment to support the well-being of its children and young people.

Plan International has worked with development partners and the people of Myanmar to promote the rights and well-being of children and young people since 2012.

 

About Plan International

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.

We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it is girls who are most affected. Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.

We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.

We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 80 years and are now active in more than 75 countries.

 

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