Times are changing for the girls of Kenya. On Wednesday, the country made history when President Uhuru Kenyatta signed a law into place ensuring that each public school will provide free sanitary pads to students who have their period.
Up to 40 percent of girls in Kenya miss school when they have their periods because they can’t afford menstrual hygiene products.
Here are 10 strategic trends that demonstrate how the field is grappling with a new era in girls’ education, as well as potential gaps in the effort, and opportunities for action that those gaps present.
Experimentation and failure are essential elements of any successful endeavor in international development.
An investment in a girl is an investment in security, stability, and economic growth, not to mention an investment in her human rights.
Plan's Because I am a Girl initiative highlights the magnitude of the issues faced by the least empowered people on the globe: girls. It works to create space and resource for girls to have a fighting chance, to see themselves through to a better tomorrow.
In order to achieve development impact, we must look beyond ideology and engage in a constructive and fact-based debate about what foreign aid effectiveness means.
"As more combatants from Boko Haram have been hiding within the civilian population, the line between who is civilian and who is not has been blurred."
Bangladesh’s Parliament softened its landmark law against underage marriage on Monday, a move that human rights activists say could roll back the country’s decades-long campaign to curtail teenage pregnancy and maternal and infant mortality.
Too many children around the world are seeing their opportunities for a less violent future vanish as we cheer for our team.
Despite banning female genital mutilation in 2007, Egypt has among the highest rates of FGM in the world. Plan International works alongside some of the girls, men, and women fighting FGM across the country.
How do we work towards building a society that is ready to address gender discrimination and menstrual health?