Aug 24, 2021 -
After more than 10 years at the helm of Plan International USA, Dr. Tessie San Martin is stepping down as CEO.
Jun 1, 2021 -
The project will build the ability of both the government and communities to prevent trafficking and reintegrate survivors into society.
Apr 5, 2021 -
Plan joins Nickelodeon on their award-winning campaign to promote gender equality and highlight young people around the world.
Mar 24, 2021 -
Plan International stands in solidarity with the 10,000 Rohingya refugee families affected by the massive fires and mourn those who lost their lives. We recommend key steps to ensure this doesn't happen again.
Mar 9, 2021 -
Plan International has been responding to the needs of Venezuelan children, adolescents and their families with humanitarian and development programming.
Mar 8, 2021 -
Always and Plan International release a new report about to break the taboo about periods in the U.S. and around the world.
Feb 23, 2021 -
In partnership with Citi Foundation and the Youth Employment Funders Group, Plan International is pleased to launch a new report on meaningful engagement of young people in youth employment programs.
Dec 23, 2020 -
Failure to equitably distribute a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine could lead to profound setbacks for women and girls.
Nov 4, 2020 -
We are shocked and saddened by the killing of a Plan International volunteer in South Sudan.
Oct 15, 2020 -
A first-of-its-kind, research-backed initiative focused on boyhood, founded by Promundo and the Kering Foundation in partnership with Plan International, launches today in the U.S. with plans to expand internationally.
Oct 11, 2020 -
After landmark survey by Plan International points to unchecked online harassment, social media platform will work with girls’ rights organization to kick off a series of listening sessions with girl activists around the world, which will inform work across Facebook properties.
Oct 5, 2020 -
In honor of the day, girls’ rights organization urges people to support girls and young women to unlock their power and potential.
Sep 22, 2020 -
Plan International surveyed 7,000 girls across 14 countries to better understand how COVID-19 is affecting their lives.
Sep 10, 2020 -
Plan International USA is awarded a grant to lead global efforts in child protection standards in the wake of COVID-19 by the U.S. Agency for International Development.
Aug 31, 2020 -
The United States Agency for International Development awards Plan International USA a grant to assist communities affected by tropical storm Amanda in El Salvador.
Aug 28, 2020 -
Members of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations led a total of 86 Members of Congress in a letter to Acting U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator calling for changes to the agency’s new 2020 Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Policy.
Aug 5, 2020 -
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.
Jul 31, 2020 -
Border closures, movement restrictions and the socio-economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic have exacerbated the dangers faced by migrants in the Americas, especially girls.
Jun 25, 2020 -
The wellbeing of thousands of girls in Kenya could be at risk with reports of huge numbers of unintended teen pregnancies since the start of COVID-19 lockdown.
Jun 24, 2020 -
For many girls and women living in Latin America and the Caribbean, mandatory isolation as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic is having dangerous and violent consequences.
May 27, 2020 -
Kotex commits $2.5 million over three years to Plan International to expand menstrual hygiene education and access. Partnership will invest into girl-centered solutions for basic menstrual hygiene management and education, reach a total of 1.6 million individuals and help women and girls confidently and comfortably manage their periods.
Apr 29, 2020 -
Plan International USA receives $250,000 from the Center for Disaster Philanthropy’s CDP COVID-19 Response Fund to implement acute emergency response activities in Egypt, Laos and Philippines. The fund will help in preventing infections in health facilities and reduce the risk of widespread community level transmission in these countries.
Apr 14, 2020 -
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.
Mar 25, 2020 -
Plan welcomes the United Nation’s COVID-19 Global Humanitarian Response Plan for its clear commitment to helping some of the world’s most vulnerable communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mar 19, 2020 -
Elyse Fox, Deja Foxx, Sara Mora, Nadya Okamoto and Alok Vaid-Menon join Plan's Vote for the G.O.A.T. in the celebration of women, femme and nonbinary leaders fighting for gender equality.
Mar 11, 2020 -
Plan launches a competition to engage young people to vote for the G.O.A.T. (Greatest of all Time) leaders working to advance the gender equality movement.
Feb 25, 2020 -
Global Emergency Response Coalition leads the charge to raise relief funds and save Syrian lives.
Feb 22, 2020 -
Summer Sanders, a decorated U.S. Olympic award-winning swimmer and television personality, lends her voice to support Plan’s work and mission across the globe.
Feb 20, 2020 -
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.”
Nov 26, 2019 -
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.
Nov 1, 2019 -
This holiday, The Body Shop US is donating $1 for every holiday gift sold to Plan International USA (Plan). This gift will contribute to Plan’s work to empower girls globally and help them dream big.
Sep 23, 2019 -
Plan International USA's International Day of the Girl celebration to focus on raising awareness on the importance of equal representation in the media and calling out discrimination and stereotyping to make room for stories of girls’ power and achievement.
Aug 21, 2019 -
Plan International USA was named a winner of PR Daily’s Media Relations Awards in the Media Relations Campaign of the Year for The State of Gender Equality survey. The Survey asks youth their views and experiences with gender-based norms and perceptions.
Aug 7, 2019 -
Plan International USA announced a $12 million gift that will support the launch of innovative GirlEngage programs to transform the lives of 10 million girls around the globe. These programs will send more girls back to school to learn and thrive, and will keep them safe in their own cities and from perils of trafficking.
Jun 13, 2019 -
Global experts at the Plan International USA and Promundo have drawn from their decades of U.S. and global research and experience to provide
nine concrete tips to help parents navigate talking to their sons about healthy masculinity, self-expression, and becoming the best men they can be.
Jun 5, 2019 -
Eight of the leading U.S.-based international relief organizations have renewed their commitment to the
Global Emergency Response Coalition.
May 4, 2019 -
Plan International USA is preparing to respond to Cyclone Fani as India evacuates 1 million people at risk.
Apr 30, 2019 -
Brazil has passed a law banning the marriage of children under 16 following a two-year-long campaign by politicians and NGOs including Plan International.
Apr 18, 2019 -
The year-long project that seeks to bring clean water to thousands of children and economically empower women is funded by The Coca-Cola Foundation.
Apr 4, 2019 -
Young girls and boys ages 14-19 share views on societal expectations and suggest actions for a more gender-equitable world
Mar 22, 2019 -
Plan has been awarded a three-year grant
of $25 million from USAID to increase opportunities for communities in Marawi affected by the 2017 conflict between the Armed Forces of the Philippines and ISIS-inspired militants.
Mar 6, 2019 -
Today, Plan International USA announced five new members for its Youth Advisory Board (YAB).
Jan 24, 2019 -
Plan International USA announces a $4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to promote responsible recruitment in Thailand’s fishing and seafood processing sectors in order to reduce forced labor and human trafficking in the country.
Jan 7, 2019 -
Plan is working with stakeholders across sectors to design and implement strategies for sexuality education and the promotion of youth-friendly health services.
Nov 29, 2018 -
Plan International USA announces the transfer of the WomenLead Institute (WLI) to Counterpart International, an organization that helps people build better lives and more durable futures.
Nov 19, 2018 -
Ann Chiarucci O’Brien and Vicki Escarra will oversee the Executive Team responsible for running day-to-day business operations, including international programming, marketing, finance, and human resources.
Nov 8, 2018 -
Mr. Lui is a Plan International USA Ambassador and has worked to bring awareness to many humanitarian causes
Sep 17, 2018 -
P&G has partnered with Plan International to provide safe drinking water for 15,000 households in Borno State, Nigeria.
Sep 14, 2018 -
Child rights and humanitarian organization Plan International is on standby and ready to respond to Typhoon Mangkhut (local name: Ompong) as it continues on its path of destruction towards Northern Luzon – the largest island in the Philippines.
Aug 13, 2018 -
Plan International USA has been awarded the best NGO for its contributions to family planning and adolescent health programming for the third year in a row.
Jun 8, 2018 -
The needs of the children, especially girls, affected by one of the most deadly and devastating volcano eruptions in Guatemalan history should be made a top priority for the international community.
May 31, 2018 -
Building on Plan International’s extensive work on HIV and in Central America, the HIV Sustainability and Human Rights for Central America project focuses on policy interventions to prepare the region as it transitions to domestic financing for a sustainable HIV response.
Apr 30, 2018 -
Plan International is
pleased to confirm that its three staff members who were detained in South Sudan were freed today.
Apr 26, 2018 -
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.
Mar 28, 2018 -
Plan International USA joined InterAction, the largest alliance of U.S. nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) working in every developing country in the world, in announcing a pledge signed by 116 members to improve our efforts to prevent sexual abuse, exploitation, and harassment by and of NGO staff.
Jan 11, 2018 -
Plan International USA today announced the appointment of John Glover, a seasoned leader with more than 20 years of international development experience, as Senior Vice President of Programs and Policy.
Jan 9, 2018 -
Plan International USA, in partnership with the People’s Coalition for Fisheries Justice, has been awarded a four-year grant
from the United States Department of Labor/Bureau of International Labor Affairs to combat human trafficking and forced labor in the fishing industry.
Oct 2, 2017 -
Plan International is launching a humanitarian response in Bangladesh to support the Rohingya people who are fleeing violence in Myanmar.
Sep 25, 2017 -
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.
Sep 7, 2017 -
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.
Sep 6, 2017 -
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.
Aug 24, 2017 -
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.
Aug 18, 2017 -
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.
Aug 18, 2017 -
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.
Aug 16, 2017 -
Lebanon's Parliament abolishes Article 522, a law which allowed rapists to avoid prosecution if they married their victims.
Aug 15, 2017 -
Thousands of children have been rendered homeless in Sierra Leone by mudslides and flooding that destroyed parts of the capital city on Monday.
Aug 15, 2017 -
Thousands are in need of food, water, sanitation, and shelter after heavy rainfall triggers flash floods and landslides in Nepal.
Aug 10, 2017 -
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.
Aug 10, 2017 -
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.
Jul 21, 2017 -
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.
Jul 17, 2017 -
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.
Jul 13, 2017 -
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.
Jul 10, 2017 -
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.
Jul 6, 2017 -
Plan International is calling for the G20 nations to ensure that international funding for education in low- and middle-income countries.
Jul 6, 2017 -
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.
Jun 26, 2017 -
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.
Jun 23, 2017 -
Kenya’s decision to give free sanitary pads to schoolgirls is a momentous step for gender equality, says Plan International.
Jun 22, 2017 -
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.
Jun 14, 2017 -
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.
Jun 12, 2017 -
The Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network (MFAN) co-chairs are delighted to welcome Dr. Tessie San Martin to MFAN’s leadership circle.
Jun 2, 2017 -
Plan International and its partners are providing humanitarian services and support to families affected by severe flooding and landslides in Sri Lanka.
May 30, 2017 -
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.
May 22, 2017 -
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.
Mar 16, 2017 -
Plan International USA today announced the appointment of Mark Sweikhart, Craig Geddes, and Sarah Havekost to the Education and Protection team.
Mar 15, 2017 -
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.
Mar 10, 2017 -
Network introduces international digital game focused on gender equity, will air international marathon spotlighting
School of Rock’s empowerment-themed episodes.
Mar 3, 2017 -
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.
Mar 1, 2017 -
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.
Feb 28, 2017 -
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.
Feb 22, 2017 -
Millions of children are facing starvation across East Africa as the food crisis reaches a tipping point, warns Plan International.
Feb 16, 2017 -
Plan International is gearing up to respond after Cyclone Dineo threatens to cause widespread damage across Zimbabwe.
Feb 14, 2017 -
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.
Feb 13, 2017 -
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.
Dec 9, 2016 -
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.
Dec 7, 2016 -
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.
Nov 25, 2016 -
Plan International is monitoring the situation in Nicaragua after Hurricane Otto makes landfall along the southern coast of the country.
Nov 24, 2016 -
Plan International is ready to respond to Hurricane Otto which is set to make landfall in Nicaragua today.
Nov 21, 2016 -
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.
Oct 11, 2016 -
In support of International Day of the Girl, the Hollywood Film Festival and Plan International USA are joining forces to empower girls!
Oct 11, 2016 -
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.
Oct 8, 2016 -
Thousands of children and their families are at risk of cholera in Haiti in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, warns Plan International.
Oct 5, 2016 -
Plan International will be assisting up to 20,000 families affected by Hurricane Matthew in Haiti.
Oct 3, 2016 -
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.
Aug 11, 2016 -
Dr. Fitzgerald joins Plan as Senior Program Manager for the Water, Sanitation, and Health practice.
Aug 10, 2016 -
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.
Aug 10, 2016 -
Plan International USA today announced the appointment of Constantin Abarbieritei as Chief Operating Officer.
Jul 18, 2016 -
The recent spate of violence in Juba, South Sudan, has put vulnerable children at further risk of abuse and exploitation.
Jul 12, 2016 -
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.
Jul 7, 2016 -
Plan International Myanmar is preparing to respond to flooding that has displaced more than 12,200 people in 41 villages across Rakhine State.
May 23, 2016 -
Plan International is preparing to respond with humanitarian assistance following the impact of Cyclone Roanu in Bangladesh, which has killed nearly two dozen people.
May 16, 2016 -
Plan International and UNFPA have launched #childmothers, a global initiative to inspire support for young mothers and to prevent very early motherhood.
May 11, 2016 -
Eight hundred earthquake-affected children have returned to temporary schools in Ecuador, with the support of Plan International.
May 10, 2016 -
A new project funded through the Toni Garrn Foundation will improve access to educational opportunities for girls in Zimbabwe.
Apr 28, 2016 -
In the wake of the Ecuador earthquake, Plan International sets up a series of child-friendly spaces to support the needs of children.
Apr 25, 2016 -
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 counseling needs.
Apr 19, 2016 -
Plan International reminds the international community that the construction and repair of thousands of damaged and destroyed schools is crucial to Nepal's recovery.
Apr 7, 2016 -
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.
Mar 23, 2016 -
Plan International Germany has created a model project with St. John Ambulance which aims to establish international standards for humanitarian assistance.
Mar 14, 2016 -
Plan International USA today announced the appointment of Dr. Shabnam Shahnaz to the organization’s International Programs team.
Mar 2, 2016 -
Plan International is closely monitoring the impact of the 7.9 magnitude earthquake that struck off the coast of West Sumatra Island in Indonesia.
Feb 22, 2016 -
Plan International USA is pleased to announce the acquisition of Danya International’s Africa Business Unit.
Feb 1, 2016 -
Plan International sees the World Health Organization's declaration of a global emergency as an important step in tackling the Zika virus.
Jan 28, 2016 -
Plan International is responding to reports of the Zika virus in communities in the Americas.
Jan 27, 2016 -
With over 500 girl-focused projects, Plan International helped transform the lives of 1.9 million girls in 2015.
Jan 27, 2016 -
Plan is calling on the international community to prevent a humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia.
Jan 20, 2016 -
On Thursday, January 21
st, 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.
Jan 14, 2016 -
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.
Jan 4, 2016 -
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.
Sep 29, 2015 -
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.
Mar 18, 2015 -
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.
Feb 19, 2015 -
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
Nov 10, 2014 -
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.
Oct 8, 2013 -
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.
Aug 13, 2013 -
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.
Feb 21, 2013 -
Plan International USA, in partnership with 10x10, will host a screening of
, the new feature film from Academy Award nominated director Richard E. Robbins. Girl Rising
Jan 24, 2013 -
Girl Rising, the new feature film from Academy Award nominated director Richard E. Robbins, today releases its theatrical trailer.
Nov 28, 2012 -
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.
Oct 3, 2012 -
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.
Jul 11, 2012 -
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.
Nov 16, 2011 -
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