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Multiply your impact with matched giving!

Guest blogger | Nov 27, 2017

This holiday season, give a gift that gives back – and more! With Gifts of Hope, you can find unique gifts for everyone on your list, and help change the lives of children around the world. It’s true – you [...] Read more »

Gender: It is Time to go Beyond the Binary

Kavita Dogra | Nov 15, 2017

At Plan International Canada, we spend a lot of time talking about girls and how across the globe they are undervalued, underappreciated and represent an untapped resource of potential. So, for an organization that works to achieve gender equality and [...] Read more »

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Meet 3 women and girls in the midst of the Rohingya crisis

Desiree Buitenbos | Nov 13, 2017

Right now, more than 800,000 Rohingya people have fled violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine State and arrived in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar to seek safety, shelter and refuge. Many of the new arrivals are women and children – with initial estimates suggesting [...] Read more »

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Weaving her way to a brighter future

Desiree Buitenbos | Oct 25, 2017

It’s been more than five years since Phin, 16, has been in school but that doesn’t mean she’s not learning new skills each and every day. Phin is the youngest of 9 girls in her village currently benefitting from Plan [...] Read more »

The Rohingya crisis: on the ground in cox’s bazar

Guest blogger | Oct 20, 2017

Since late August, more than half a million Rohingya people, the majority of them children and women, have fled violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine State and arrived in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar. The new arrivals in Bangladesh have endured immense hardship fleeing [...] Read more »

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In the march for gender equality, we must never slow our stride

Caroline Riseboro | Sep 26, 2017

Last week I was honoured to moderate a panel discussion at the United Nations General Assembly with Canada’s Minister of International Development, the UNFPA Acting Director, government representatives from Benin and France, and four inspiring young women. We discussed the [...] Read more »

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6 Creative Ways We’re Making Education More Accessible

Kavita Dogra | Sep 8, 2017

In remote villages, in flooded communities, at refugee camps and in schools across the developing world, Plan International is making education more accessible for children. On World Literacy Day, we would like to highlight a few creative ways in which [...] Read more »