The decision to close a loophole in El Salvador's child marriage law marks an exciting step forward for the fight for girls' rights, says Plan International.
Lebanon's Parliament abolishes Article 522, a law which allowed rapists to avoid prosecution if they married their victims.
Thousands of children have been rendered homeless in Sierra Leone by mudslides and flooding that destroyed parts of the capital city on Monday.
Thousands are in need of food, water, sanitation, and shelter after heavy rainfall triggers flash floods and landslides in Nepal.
Plan International has joined the UN Security Council’s call to all parties in South Sudan, north-east Nigeria, Somalia, and Yemen to urgently enable delivery of life-saving aid to millions trapped in conflict.
Plan International welcomes the parliament’s decision to outlaw this discriminatory practice, but cautions that there is still a long way to go to eradicate it completely.
Plan International has launched a back-to-school program to support thousands of schoolchildren affected by the floods and landslides which wreaked havoc in Sri Lanka in May.
For the first time, eight of the leading U.S.-based international relief organizations have joined forces to urge the American public to donate to the new Hunger Relief Fund in response to looming famines and persistent hunger threatening millions of people in South Sudan, Nigeria, Yemen, Somalia and neighboring countries.
Honduras’s decision to fully ban child marriage for all young people under the age of 18 is a historic achievement for girls’ rights, says child rights organization Plan International.