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VIDEO: The fight for gender equality needs you

Lisa | 2 days ago

It’s simple: gender equality is good for everyone – boys and men too. We all thrive when we challenge and shatter society’s outdated stereotypes, norms and expectations. And yet, gender inequalities persist in every country, putting girls at a disadvantage [...] Read more »

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Meet Halima: A survivor, mother and inspiration

Lisa | 1 week ago

Halima’s a survivor. Born and raised in Sudan, she survived her country’s civil war in the 90’s, and escaped the ongoing conflict in South Sudan that erupted in December 2013. Now living in a refugee camp in Uganda with her [...] Read more »

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5 innovations helping children learn around the world

Desiree Buitenbos | 3 weeks ago

Education is every child’s right. And yet, 124 million children worldwide are not in school – where they belong! For many children, having access to a school in their community is only half the battle, as poverty prevents many families [...] Read more »

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Building safer, more resilient communities in Myanmar

Desiree Buitenbos | 2 months ago

When a disaster strikes, preparedness can be the difference between life and death. That’s why Plan International emphasizes disaster risk management training in many of the countries where we work. With the right emergency response skills, countless lives can be [...] Read more »