May 18, 2020 -
Living during a pandemic is dangerous for anyone, but refugees around the world are particularly vulnerable during this time. Night Jean is a former Rwandan refugee who lived in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) before being moved by UNICEF to Rhode Island. He shares his own experience and his thoughts on how COVID-19 in impacting this community.
May 4, 2020 -
As editor and publisher of Philanthropy Women, Kiersten Mark will be participating in
GivingTuesdayNow by supporting organizations that are particularly dedicated to women. She gifted to Plan International USA, to support its mission to reach, protect, and uplift girls globally.
May 3, 2020 -
After the growing spread of COVID-19 in America, many schools across the nation were forced to shut at the beginning of March. While homework and research papers are the least daunting challenges one could face in the midst of a pandemic, many students are struggling as school continues remotely. Affinity Magazine interviewed Rose, Plan Youth Advisor Board member and a student immensely affected by her school’s closure.
May 1, 2020 -
Josh Kaplan, an Emory University junior from Phoenix, Arizona, and Plan International USA Youth Advisory Board (YAB) member, has been named a 2020 Harry S. Truman Scholar for his work promoting economic justice for marginalized communities.
Apr 24, 2020 -
COVID-19 has turned our world upside down, and girls in developing countries and refugee camps have become its frontline victims. Along with other countless international organizations, Plan International USA has escalated its COVID-19 response to meet the unique needs of girls and children in marginalized communities most impacted by the pandemic.
Apr 22, 2020 -
NGOs are mobilizing humanitarian response efforts in the Northern Triangle to help those vulnerable to food insecurity caused by coronavirus job losses, travel restrictions and from drought in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras.
Apr 20, 2020 -
The Marawi Response Project in the Philippines is responding to COVID-19 by providing women the skills and equipment needed to sew personal protective gear.
Apr 15, 2020 -
The closing of schools around the world is sure to hurt most students in some way, but it is girls from marginalized countries whose education will be affected the most, experts say.
Apr 14, 2020 -
Experts say to keep children, and particularly girls, safe during the coronavirus pandemic, we should apply lessons learned during the Ebola crisis and get off the streets and back in school.
Apr 8, 2020 -
COVID-19 has put nearly 90 percent of students globally out of school, and more than 111 million of them are girls living in the world’s least developed countries, “where getting an education is already a struggle” for them.
Mar 9, 2020 -
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Plan International organized the YOUth Innovate! Summit to engage and recognize young innovators. The summit is part of the US government’s support for economic recovery and rehabilitation of areas in Mindanao affected by the 2017 Marawi siege.
Feb 24, 2020 -
Psychology Today explores why girls do not report sexual harassment and abuse. The article highlights Plan's survey of U.S. adolescent views of gender equality.