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Plan International Beirut Explosion Statement

In wake of the huge explosion in Beirut on Tuesday evening, Plan International is working with partners in Lebanon to assess the damage and what support children, their families and communities need most urgently.

Plan International programming to protect children and girls from COVID-19

Plan is drawing upon 80 years of experience advocating for children’s rights and gender equality and repurposing programs in more than 75 countries to help protect the most vulnerable populations from the direct and latent impact of the COVID-19 virus, particularly in refugee camps and among displaced populations, where the risks to children and girls are particularly high.

Plan International USA among top 100 proposals for MacArthur $100 million grant

Plan International USA announced the organization is among the highest-scoring 100 proposals for the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation’s 100&Change competition. “This project can have a transformational impact on millions of children and prove a scalable model for universal registration globally. This bold solution requires bold investment.”

Plan International USA announces new members of Board of Directors

Plan announces appointment of James Michel, Grace Miner, and Deborah Simpson to the organization’s Board of Directors. The Board includes 13 members committed to helping the organization in its mission to advance children’s rights and equality for girls globally.

Plan International Statement on South Sudan Security Situation

Plan International is aware of an ongoing security situation involving three members of staff in South Sudan. They, along with aid workers from other humanitarian and UN agencies, went missing on April 25 when a convoy driving from Yei town to Tore in Central Equatoria disappeared. 

NetHope Selects Grantees for 2017 Device Challenge

NetHope, a global consortium of over 50 of the world’s leading nonprofits, today announced the 17 winners of the NetHope 2017 Device Challenge, a collective impact subgrant program for nonprofits that can advance their respective missions through the use of phones, tablets, and other hardware.

The PIMCO Foundation Launches WomenForward

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.

Institutionalizing Local Ownership for Sustainability

Within USAID and PEPFAR, the policies, indicators, and program objectives for country ownership and accountability continue to both evolve and become institutionalized. Initiatives like USAID’s Local Solutions and PEPFAR’s Sustainability Agenda are significantly changing program strategies and funding decisions


Freida Pinto and Plan Celebrate International Day of the Girl

On Thursday, October 10th, Plan International USA will host an exclusive Because I am a Girl benefit dinner to celebrate the second annual International Day of the Girl. The gala dinner will be emceed by MSNBC’s Richard Lui and will feature special guest and award-winner Freida Pinto.


Freida Pinto Wins Prestigious Visionaries Award

Because I am a Girl global ambassador Freida Pinto graces the cover of Condé Nast Traveler magazine’s 2013 Visionaries issue, set to hit national newsstands on August 20th. Ms. Pinto is being recognized for her for partnership with Plan International in highlighting the importance of educating and empowering girls.

Plan International USA Acquires CEDPA

Plan International USA and the Centre for Development and Population Activities (CEDPA) have entered into a formal asset acquisition agreement. In this innovative transaction, CEDPA will join talents and projects with Plan to strengthen existing programs and more effectively protect and promote the rights of women and children around the world.

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