Letter from the Editor
As a part of the Plan movement, you know that we don’t like to follow – we lead.
That is why we’ve been at the forefront of work all over the world to empower children, youth, girls, and women. On June 15-16 in Washington DC, we’ll be highlighting our work as leaders in gender equality at the third annual Gender 360 Summit. Our work to end child marriage and gender-based violence will feature prominently at what is expected to be an insightful and meaningful event.
You also know that we’ve been trailblazers in the fight to unleash the power of children, believing their promise is far greater than the poverty they were born into. For children caught in the midst of disaster, conflict, or migration, our work is all the more important. On June 20, we hope you will join us in recognizing World Refugee Day and the work that is being done to ensure all children – especially those in the midst of upheaval – are provided with the basic opportunities to succeed.
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This Month's Articles:
Working Collaboratively to Make a Difference
Richard Higgins and Margaret Graff began their partnership with Plan International USA by sponsoring a child. More than 25 years later, their work has grown into something that makes a real difference for scores of children internationally and at home.
Read Their Story.
Eight Places Where Plan is Working with Refugees
As World Refugee Day approaches, Plan International is reaffirming its commitment to ensuring refugees and internally displaced people fleeing turmoil at home are provided with the proper support and humanitarian assistance.
Here are eight places where Plan is working side-by-side with refugees.
Paying it Forward: Giving a Young Girl a ChanceAnam realizes the importance of school. After being born in Pakistan, her family moved to the U.S. when she was 5 years old, and she cherishes the education she received. It is no surprise, then, what her response was when she was asked to sponsor a girl’s education.