Children who have not had their births registered can be at greater risk of abuse, exploitation, violence, and neglect in a disaster or emergency setting, leaving them “invisible” to authorities, reveals Plan International’s new report, Birth Registration in Emergencies.
Millions of children around the world can't prove who and how old they are, meaning governments and development partners are unable to plan for their present and future needs, reveals Plan International’s new research paper, Birth Registration and Children's Rights: A Complex Story. This poses serious implications for reducing poverty in developing nations.
Every child, including all girls, has the right to learn in a safe and secure environment and to reach their full potential. Education is key to lifting children, families, and their communities out of poverty, and to ensuring that they have a better future. No one should deny a child their right to education.
Plan International USA today announced a $75,000 grant from ExxonMobil to help contain the spread of the Ebola virus in Liberia.
The Ebola outbreak in Guinea and Liberia continues to claim lives, with the World Health Organization (WHO) describing it as “most challenging.”
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah announced today the establishment of the U.S. Global Development Lab at an event in New York City. The launch event featured a keynote address by former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, who has been a strong supporter of the use of science, innovation and partnerships to further U.S development goals.
Awareness among local population has become central to containing Ebola as the disease continues to spread in parts of West Africa, says Plan International.
Plan International USA today announced the appointment of Shanna Marzilli, a 15-year veteran of the health care and policy sectors, as the organization’s Chief Marketing Officer.
Plan International USA announces the addition of Marisa Haire to its Board of Directors. Ms. Haire, 22, is Plan’s first-ever Youth Trustee.