At the center of the events around 2016 are global development leaders like Plan International USA CEO Tessie San Martin, whose spoken words have inspired, provoked, or helped us think differently about development and humanitarian work.
iCivil Africa, a company based in Burkina Faso, has developed a birth certificate system which involves a smartphone, a bracelet and encoded text messages.
Plan International’s Olle Castell, disaster risk manager in Asia, echoes the need for more apt indicators to prompt a quicker drought response.
The Domestic Violence (Prevention and Protection) Act of 2010 needs to be implemented at more levels, states a study conducted by the Bangladesh National Women Lawyers’ Association and Plan International.
The 'Domestic Violence Act of 2010: How Much Support for Survivors?' seminar was held in Dhaka on Wednesday. The seminar highlighted research that explores the successes and shortcomings of the Domestic Violence Act of 2010.
Plan International's Because I am a Girl Ambassador, Freida Pinto, reflects on previous visits to Morocco and Liberia where she met with girls who were confronting the barriers that were preventing them from receving an education.
To mark the International Day of the Girl, Girls worldwide became government ministers, mayors, and chief executives in more than 50 countries.
International Day of the Girl is being celebrated with a historic #GirlsTakeover, in which more than 250 girls will step into the shoes of leaders in politics, economics, and society across 50 countries.
On International Day of the Girl, girls are demonstrating their ability to change the world. Yet more needs to be done to make all girls visible, including gathering meaningful data about their lives, writes Plan International’s Zahra Sethna.
"I visited Nduta, home to more than 66,000 refugees, to see the work charity Plan International is doing with unaccompanied children and teenagers living there."
Plan International warns that millions of girls will remain at risk until there are better statistics and data to track issues such as sexual violence against girls and school attendance.
Frank Manfredi, Plan's Senior Director of Resilience, says cholera, a waterborne disease, is a “major concern” for aid groups who are aiding communities affected by Hurricane Matthew.