Aug 10, 2020 -
In recognition of the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, the U.S. Department of Labor's Deputy Undersecretary highlighted the work of Plan International through the
FAIR Fish project in Thailand. The project aims to reduce human trafficking in the fishing and seafood processing sectors.
Aug 7, 2020 -
In recognition of the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, Plan International USA's
SAFE Seas project highlighted the impact of COVID-19 on human trafficking in the fishing industry.
Jul 31, 2020 -
There is not a single country in the world that has achieved gender equality. Equal Measures 2030 in March found that more than a third of countries have been moving too slowly or in the wrong direction to address four of the five core issues targeted by the Global Goals. “The time is now to ring alarm bells because the progress made to date on gender equality is in danger of being erased."
Jul 30, 2020 -
Purdue University's Shah Lab is pleased to award Plan International USA's
GirlEngage project in Zimbabwe an innovation grant to build a water recycling system for two schools through a participatory engineering design process that includes input from girls at the schools.
Jul 20, 2020 -
Indonesia’s Minister of Marine Affairs and Fisheries launched the SAFE Seas Fisher’s Center. The Center will raise awareness about human trafficking and forced labor, and be a point of service for fish workers.
Jul 10, 2020 -
COVID-19 is imperiling the safety and education of many Latin American and Caribbean girls. With the closure of schools, many girls have been trapped at home and subject to increasing gender-based violence. Moreover, for some, their education may be derailed permanently with lasting generational effects.
Jun 25, 2020 -
Plan USA released data that shows domestic violence complaints are rising. Lockdowns around the world are helping to stop the spread of the
COVID-19 coronavirus, but women and girls are paying the consequences.
Jun 23, 2020 -
Less than one percent of the research published on Ebola and Zika at the time of the outbreaks explored their gendered impacts. There has been a concerted push to avoid the same mistakes with the coronavirus pandemic and to collect more quality data disaggregated by sex, gender, and age. But ongoing data collection work on
COVID-19 has some experts, like Plan International USA CEO Tessie San Martin, wondering about new, widening information gaps.
Jun 18, 2020 -
Laura Brazee, Technical Advisory for Youth Engagement and Advocacy, sharing how mentors can help young people achieve their
policy and advocacy goals.
Jun 1, 2020 -
Friends of Publish What You Fund and Publish What You Fund, with partners Plan International and Save the Children, are launching a new project to drive progress on development and ensure that foreign aid helps women and girls. Tessie San Martin co-authors an article announcing this project.
May 28, 2020 -
If women and girls are not participating in your organizational
COVID-19 response, your response will fail.
May 22, 2020 -
COVID-19 pandemic has shaken our world upside down and affected every single one of us in different ways. However, there’s an urgent matter that very few seem to be talking about: the particular vulnerability of the LGBTQI+ community during this time. Jorge, a member of Plan’s Youth Advisory Board who’s currently a high school senior in an under-resourced community in Oklahoma City, talks about how the organization is working to tackle the previously mentioned issues.