The Dominican Republic’s decision to close a loophole in its child marriage law – which allowed girls to be married off before the age of 18 – is a massive step forward in the fight for girls’ rights, says Plan International.
Since 2009, hundreds of thousands of children across the Lake Chad Basin have been denied their right to education because schools have been burnt, bombed, and in some instances, used for counter-insurgency efforts.
Plan International USA today announced the appointment of Mark Sweikhart, Craig Geddes, and Sarah Havekost to the Education and Protection team.
Plan International is calling on the international community to take immediate and urgent action to help the millions of girls and boys at risk of starvation in East Africa in the world’s worst humanitarian crisis since 1945.
Network introduces international digital game focused on gender equity, will air international marathon spotlighting School of Rock’s empowerment-themed episodes.
Coca-Cola, in partnership with Plan International, recently announced the start of the Improving Access to Potable Water and Adequate Sanitation in Health Facilities in Rural Liberia project that will provide access to clean water and adequate sanitation to over 1,700 individuals.
The PIMCO Foundation, PIMCO’s charitable arm, has launched WomenForward, a coalition that includes 12 nonprofit partners working to empower girls and women around the world through inspired investment, amplified voices, and collective action.
Plan International USA urges the United States government to continue its long-standing support of international development, including global lifesaving humanitarian assistance, peace building, education, and poverty eradication programs.
Millions of children are facing starvation across East Africa as the food crisis reaches a tipping point, warns Plan International.