Letter from the Editor
As a member of the Plan community, you know that so much of our work strives for equality for all. Equality for women, children, and girls – and for the most vulnerable.
This past month, 26 women from 16 countries descended upon our office in Washington D.C. for the Global Women in Management program, which aims to equip women in developing countries with education and training, access to key resources, and support structures needed to fulfill their economic potential and help drive economic development in their communities.
Plan’s investment in in women and girls is guided by the principle that “Girls – and women – belong HERE!” They belong in corporate board rooms, on playing fields, in leadership roles – anywhere boys or men belong.
This fall, you can join our social media movement to raise awareness of the challenges girls and women face every day! While forces like child marriage, trafficking, and even natural disasters often hold girls back from reaching their full potential, together we can strive to achieve equality.
Where do you think girls belong?
Tell the world that #GirlsBelongHere by using the hashtag and tagging @BcimaGirl on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Download our toolkit here.
This Month's Articles:
Empowering Communities in Nepal
MSNBC Journalist and Plan International USA Ambassador Richard Lui recently visited Nepal to better understand Plan’s work in the country.
Through photos, follow his journey and find out how Plan is working to protect and empower children and communities.
“Floodwater Entered our House and Washed Everything Away”
A Where 13-year-old Lipi lives in Bangladesh, the heavy rains during monsoon season got so bad that she and her family were forced to evacuate.
Her story has become common in South Asia during the last month. Find out how Plan is responding in Bangladesh, India, and Nepal to provide immediate assistance.
The Tide is Turning Against Child Marriage in Latin America
Recent legislative actions in four Latin American countries seek to ensure girls like Sonia, from Guatemala, can follow their own paths and marry when they choose.
Discover how Plan is making progress in its ongoing efforts to end child marriage and protect girls.