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Winter 2016

Looking ahead to the New Year, Plan International faces opportunities to do even more!

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  • Looking Back and Moving Forward
  • New Study on Domestic Violence in Bangladesh
  • Results from WASH Program Published in Two Prominent Journals



Looking Back and Moving Forward


Looking ahead to the New Year, Plan International faces opportunities to do even more. Our global federation just finalized its strategy to unite all the Plan offices under a common purpose. This new strategy puts girls squarely at the center of our community work.

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Standing Up for Women’s Health on Human Rights Day - a blog from Dr. Molly Fitzgerald, Senior Program Manager

This Month's Articles:

  1. New Study on Domestic Violence in Bangladesh

    On November 30, Plan released a new study conducted under the USAID-funded Protecting Human Rights (PHR) program, in cooperation with its our national partner Bangladesh National Women Lawyers' Association and 11 local NGO partners, the Ministry of Women and Children Affairs, and the WE CAN alliance. The study asks the question: Is the Domestic Violence (Prevention and Protection) Act of 2010 helping survivors of domestic violence five years later?

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  2. Strengthening the Capacity of Women Leaders to Advocate for Family Planning Accountability for FP2020

    The USAID-funded Health Policy Plus project completed three women’s leadership and accountability skills-building workshops in Africa. Plan is a partner on the project led by Palladium Group. These workshops built on HPP's successful women's leadership in family planning program, which strengthened the capacity of women in government and civil society to successfully advocate for increased government support to family planning. The HP+ workshops convened alumnae in Malawi, Kenya, and Uganda to discuss next steps in light of ambitious national and FP2020 commitments.

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  3. Science and Sanitation: Results from Plan’s WASH Program Published in Two Prominent Journals

    Through the Testing CLTS Approaches for Scalability project funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Plan International, in partnership with the Water Institute at the University of North Carolina (UNC), tested, implemented, and evaluated a first-of-its kind operational research study on community-wide sanitation behavior change. The project measured the relative effect of different local actors on Community-Led Total Sanitation (namely: natural leaders, teachers, government staff), as compared to conventional (NGO-facilitated) implementation. Findings were recently published in three articles in Environmental Science & Technology and Social Science & Medicine.

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  4. Plan in the News

    To mark International Day of the Girl, Plan organized a Girls Take Over event. Girls worldwide became government ministers, mayors, and chief executives in more than 50 countries.

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  5. Plan International’s Hurricane Matthew Response Program in Haiti

    Haiti is a country that has seen more than its share of disasters. On Tuesday, October 4, 2016 it was hit once again. In response to Hurricane Matthew, Plan designed and is implementing a six-month, $5 million response.

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  6. Youth Corner: Bringing the Experiences of Girls to Life

    "Having my peers from Uganda and El Salvador express the obstacles that girls face in their communities like child marriage and sexual violence was powerful, and it was an experience that a simple infographic could not do justice to."

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