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?
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.
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."