Plan International is launching a humanitarian response in Bangladesh to support the Rohingya people who are fleeing violence in Myanmar.
Girls from across the world will take over from prime ministers, mayors, and CEOs to mark this year’s International Day of the Girl on October 11.
Child rights and humanitarian organization Plan International is ready to respond in the Dominican Republic as Hurricane Maria lashes vast areas of the country.
With Hurricane Irma now heading towards Florida, child rights organization Plan International is urging the international community not to forget about Haiti and the Dominican Republic.
Child rights and humanitarian organization Plan International is ready to respond to Hurricane Irma – the most powerful Atlantic storm in recorded history – in Haiti and the Dominican Republic.
Plan International is appealing for increased funding to scale up its response and meet the critical health, protection, and livelihood needs of children and their families devastated by the recent flooding in Bangladesh.
Plan International is providing humanitarian relief support to children and families in India, Bangladesh, and Nepal who have lost their homes, personal belongings, and livelihoods following weeks of heavy, torrential monsoon rains in the South Asian countries.
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.
Plan International, in partnership with Coca-Cola, recently announced the handover of the Improving Access to Potable Water and Adequate Sanitation in Health Facilities in Rural Liberia project to 1,700 individuals.
Plan International is calling for the G20 nations to ensure that international funding for education in low- and middle-income countries.
Two years since the Global Goals were unanimously adopted by 193 member states of the United Nations, an alarming number of countries have not reported on their achievements so far.
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.
Kenya’s decision to give free sanitary pads to schoolgirls is a momentous step for gender equality, says Plan International.
Although a UN-backed food security report announced that South Sudan is no longer classified as being in famine, Plan International warns that women and children affected by conflict, economic collapse, and hunger are still facing the consequences of the crisis.
Plan International UK has selected a pair of underpants as the winning emoji design that will be submitted to the Unicode consortium, following a campaign to create a new period emoji.
The Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network (MFAN) co-chairs are delighted to welcome Dr. Tessie San Martin to MFAN’s leadership circle.
Plan International and its partners are providing humanitarian services and support to families affected by severe flooding and landslides in Sri Lanka.
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.
Plan International is gearing up to respond after Cyclone Dineo threatens to cause widespread damage across Zimbabwe.
Malawi has made a historic amendment to its constitution to fully outlaw child marriage following years of campaigning by youth groups and NGOs including Plan International.
Plan International Philippines is deploying an emergency response team to address the urgent needs of communities following a 6.7-magnitude earthquake in Mindanao on February 10.
Plan International has deployed emergency response teams to assess the urgent and immediate needs of children and families affected by the 6.5-magnitude earthquake that struck Aceh province in Indonesia on December 7.
Plan International is closely monitoring the impact of the 6.5-magnitude earthquake that struck the east coast of Aceh province in Indonesia today at 5:03 a.m. local time.
Plan International is monitoring the situation in Nicaragua after Hurricane Otto makes landfall along the southern coast of the country.
Plan International is ready to respond to Hurricane Otto which is set to make landfall in Nicaragua today.
Plan International continues to express its concern over the proposed law that seeks to lower the minimum age of criminal responsibility in the Philippines.
Plan International stands against moves in the Philippine Congress to lower the minimum age of criminal responsibility from 15 to 9 years of age, and instead advocates for the government to fully implement a juvenile justice law that focuses on prevention, education, and rehabilitation.
In support of International Day of the Girl, the Hollywood Film Festival and Plan International USA are joining forces to empower girls!
U.S. Government representatives joined First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, and 50 Tanzanian adolescent girls in a digital global conversation about the importance of girls’ education.
Thousands of children and their families are at risk of cholera in Haiti in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, warns Plan International.
Plan International will be assisting up to 20,000 families affected by Hurricane Matthew in Haiti.
In celebration of International Day of the Girl, Glamour’s The Girl Project will host "A Brighter Future: A Global Conversation on Girls’ Education," a real-time, digital global conversation with adolescent girls around the world.
Plan International is preparing to assist the emergency response for Super Typhoon Meranti, one of the strongest storms on record, as the storm approches the coastline of China.
Dr. Fitzgerald joins Plan as Senior Program Manager for the Water, Sanitation, and Health practice.
Plan International USA, in partnership with Ananda Marga Universal Relief Team, Childline Kenya, and mothers2mothers, has been awarded a five-year cooperative agreement from the United States Agency for International Development to support at-risk children in Kenya.
Plan International USA today announced the appointment of Constantin Abarbieritei as Chief Operating Officer.
The recent spate of violence in Juba, South Sudan, has put vulnerable children at further risk of abuse and exploitation.
Plan International is launching an emergency response to support affected families and meet the urgent protection and sanitation needs of children living in areas impacted by recent floods in Southern China.
Plan International Myanmar is preparing to respond to flooding that has displaced more than 12,200 people in 41 villages across Rakhine State.
Plan International is preparing to respond with humanitarian assistance following the impact of Cyclone Roanu in Bangladesh, which has killed nearly two dozen people.
Plan International and UNFPA have launched #childmothers, a global initiative to inspire support for young mothers and to prevent very early motherhood.
Eight hundred earthquake-affected children have returned to temporary schools in Ecuador, with the support of Plan International.
A new project funded through the Toni Garrn Foundation will improve access to educational opportunities for girls in Zimbabwe.
In the wake of the Ecuador earthquake, Plan International sets up a series of child-friendly spaces to support the needs of children.
With Nepal still struggling to recover from a massive earthquake one year ago, Plan International is calling on the international community, governments, and donors to take immediate action to institute key protections for children from exploitation, child labor, and trafficking, while also meeting urgent health, educational, and counselling needs.
Plan International reminds the international community that the construction and repair of thousands of damaged and destroyed schools is crucial to Nepal's recovery.
Children are some of the most at-risk from starvation in Ethiopia, as the drought exacerbated by weather phenomenon El-Nino is causing further food shortages.
Plan International Germany has created a model project with St. John Ambulance which aims to establish international standards for humanitarian assistance.
Plan International USA today announced the appointment of Dr. Shabnam Shahnaz to the organization’s International Programs team.
Plan International is closely monitoring the impact of the 7.9 magnitude earthquake that struck off the coast of West Sumatra Island in Indonesia.
Plan International USA is pleased to announce the acquisition of Danya International’s Africa Business Unit.
Plan International sees the World Health Organization's declaration of a global emergency as an important step in tackling the Zika virus.
Plan International is responding to reports of the Zika virus in communities in the Americas.
With over 500 girl-focused projects, Plan International helped transform the lives of 1.9 million girls in 2015.
Plan is calling on the international community to prevent a humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia.
On Thursday, January 21st, MFAN and Plan International USA will host U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator & Special Representative for Global Health Diplomacy Ambassador Deborah Birx for a keynote address, followed by a panel of development experts for a discussion of The U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief’s (PEPFAR) Sustainability Agenda.
Liberia has been declared Ebola free today for the third time, after 42 days without any new cases. But Plan International urges caution so that no new cases re-emerge this time.
Children are at particular risk of the effects of the El Niño weather phenomenon currently being felt across Latin America and the Caribbean.
With the New Year marking the official start to implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals, we must commit to decisive steps to transform the lives of girls, says Plan International.
The Empire State Building will honor Plan International USA by shining its world-famous tower lights in pink to celebrate International Day of the Girl.
The Girl Project, Glamour's global philanthropic initiative in partnership with NGOs Communities In Schools, CARE, Plan International USA, and Girls Inc., raised funds to break down the barriers to secondary education for young women all over the world.
Plan International in partnership with JPMorgan Chase & Co., is supporting the formation of Community Savings Groups, targeting people who were affected by Typhoon Haiyan.
Top UN executive Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen has been appointed as the new CEO of Plan International.
With First Lady Michelle Obama due to visit Cambodia on March 21 and 22 to promote girls’ education initiatives, NGO Plan International, one of the leading voices for girls’ education and child rights in Cambodia, will be available for interviews and project site visits.
Yesterday, Vital Voices Global Partnership and Plan International hosted the U.S. premiere of India’s Daughter, a feature length documentary from the award-winning director and producer Leslee Udwin and distributed by Women Make Movies.
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
Plan International USA today announced the appointment of Michael G. Kitay, a law and international development veteran, as the organization’s Vice President and General Counsel, effective September 24th.
Today Glamour editor-in-chief Cindi Leive announces Glamour’s new global philanthropic initiative, The Girl Project. Launched in partnership with NGOs CARE, Plan International USA, Girls Inc., and Communities in Schools, The Girl Project will raise funds to break down the barriers to secondary education for young women all over the world.
Julianne Hough will light the Empire State Building pink on Friday, October 10, at 12:30 p.m. in a special ceremony honoring the third annual International Day of the Girl.
The number of children orphaned by Ebola is rising fast as Liberia’s poor, single-parent families take the brunt of the deadly virus, warns Plan International.
Hollywood actress Freida Pinto will join a UK government summit next week to tackle violence against girls around the world.
Plan International USA today announced the appointment of Dr. Ann C. Hudock, a seasoned leader with more than 20 years of international development experience, as Senior Vice President of International Programs.
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.
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.
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.
Student campaigner Malala Yousafazi is marking her 16th birthday by taking her education campaign global.
Plan International USA, in partnership with 10x10, will host a screening of Girl Rising, the new feature film from Academy Award nominated director Richard E. Robbins.
Girl Rising, the new feature film from Academy Award nominated director Richard E. Robbins, today releases its theatrical trailer.
On December 1st, Microsoft and Plan International USA signed a strategic alliance to support bringing digital access to youth and educators in developing countries.
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.
Plan International USA and Alex and Ani are teaming up to celebrate the first annual International Day of the Girl. Adopted by the United Nations last year, the International Day of the Girl is a day to recognize girls' rights and the unique challenges girls around the world face.
Marcia Cross will light the Empire State Building pink and white on Wednesday, October 10 at 12:30 p.m. in a special ceremony honoring the first annual International Day of the Girl.
Freida Pinto, star of Slumdog Millionaire (2008) and Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011), is Plan’s newest Because I am a Girl Global Ambassador.
Plan’s Testing Modified CLTS for Scalability project aims to improve rural sanitation by researching and testing the cost-effectiveness, sustainability, and scalability of the CLTS approach