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.
Millions of girls are left "invisible" because of a lack of data and the absence of accurate statistics on issues such as sexual violence means policymakers cannot draw up effective plans to help them.
Plan International has tackled the topic of child mothers through a variety of activities and actions around the world.
Head to NoHo to attend Toni Garrn's Supermodel Flea Market from September 7-9. Toni Garrn, a Because I am a Girl Ambassador, will donate proceeds raised from the event to Plan International.
Shop from the coveted closets of Karlie Kloss and Jourdan Dunn at Toni Garrn's Supermodel Flea Market.
In Brazil, 500,000 people are raped every year–but only 10 percent of cases are reported. Here, one survivor, Girlene from Maranhão, shares her story.
Once relegated to fringe conversations, gender data saw its name printed on agendas at Women Deliver 2016 and its quantitative and qualitative potential uttered aloud and debated by small startups and donors alike.
In Benin, when children fall sick, their parents often turn to voodoo. The West African nation is, after all, its spiritual home. Officially a state religion since 1996, Voodooism is practiced by 17 percent of the population, with many outside of the religion professing a cultural link to some of its rituals.
Even in the best circumstances having your period can be an unpleasant experience, but for many women and girls around the world—including the U.S.—it presents a serious problem.
Plan International has pre-positioned household materials and hygiene kits available for families affected by cyclone Roanu.
The lives of millions of girls giving birth under the age of 15 are at risk because they are slipping through the net of the system, Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen, the new head of child rights organization Plan International, said on Tuesday.