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July 2017: Believing in Empowerment

Plan's work with women and girls is just one example of the collective impact that can be made when one of the world’s most excluded groups is empowered.

Letter from the Editor


More than 80 years partnering with donors and supporters have taught us that we make the greatest impact when we harness the promise and potential of the most vulnerable and marginalized.

We work side-by-side with local leaders ensuring any change starts with—and is owned by— communities where we work.

Our work with girls and women is an example of the collective impact that can be made when the one of the world’s most excluded groups is given a chance to transform their family, community, and country.

Just this past spring, Plan partnered with the Woodrow Wilson Center for a policy event series to explore how programs focused on women and girls can maintain momentum in 2018. In the coming month, women from around the world will come together at Plan’s offices in Washington D.C. for the Global Women in Management program, which aims to empower women business and community leaders.

We believe a better world is possible when we’re all working together—and when everyone is empowered.

The Plan Network

As one of the largest child rights organizations in the world, we use our network of more than 70 offices around the world to drive changes in practice and policy at local, national, and global levels, with the goal of advancing children's rights and equality for girls.

This Month's Articles:

  1. Young Women Rebuild their Lives after Typhoon Haiyan


    Following the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan, young women are getting jobs, setting up businesses, and turning their lives around thanks to Plan International’s skills training programs.

    Meet some of the young women who are making a difference for themselves and their communities.

  2. 5 Reasons to Empower Women Leaders


    Investing and empowering women isn’t just the right thing to do—it is the smart thing to do because of the ripple effects it has on families, communities, and countries.

    Here are just five of the many reasons why.

  3. The Plumber Breaking Down Gender Stereotypes


    With the help of a Plan International vocational training program, Bibata became the only female plumber in her town.

    Watch the video.

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