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Data reveals impact of cyberbullying on girls’ lives in Canada

| Oct 5, 2020

In a new survey from Plan International Canada, girls were asked to share their experiences with cyberbullying. See the results here. Read more »

3 innovative ways we’re continuing education for students during Covid-19

| Sep 22, 2020

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve implemented 3 different approaches that have helped students continue their education during this time. Learn more. Read more »

“This nightmare called marriage”: a former child bride shares her story

| Sep 2, 2020

At age 14, Titi* became a child bride against her will. Now, she's sharing her personal story and warning against child marriage. Read more »

Women’s and girls’ rights: what have we accomplished and what’s at stake now?

| Aug 19, 2020

Data shows we're making progress when it comes to advancing women's and girls' rights. Globally, fewer girls are getting married and more are in school. Read more »

Gender-based violence: the silent and lethal ‘shadow pandemic’

| Jul 22, 2020

A silent and lethal ‘shadow pandemic’ is unfolding across the globe as cases of gender-based violence are increasing due to COVID-19. Read more »

More countries are banning FGM but millions are still at risk

| Jul 2, 2020

FGM is a violation of the human rights of girls. Find out why there has been a global trend to ban the practice and why millions of girls are still at risk. Read more »

World Refugee Day: How is COVID-19 impacting refugee girls and women?

| Jun 17, 2020

Based on our research, COVID-19 is having a significant impact on refugee girls and women – on their health, safety, education and livelihoods. Read more »

Period poverty and COVID-19: How the pandemic is impacting access to menstrual products

| May 22, 2020

Period poverty is being exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. See how we're working to alleviate this reality and ensure access to menstrual health supplies Read more »

Helping others during a pandemic: Meet 3 inspirational youth making a difference

| May 7, 2020

From stopping child marriages to sewing face masks, meet 3 inspiring and empowered youth who are making a difference by helping others during this pandemic. Read more »

Coronavirus in Africa: how the pandemic will exacerbate humanitarian crises

| Apr 23, 2020

As confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Africa grow, see how we are responding to prevent the spread and support those already impacted by humanitarian crisis. Read more »

Supporting global health: 4 health care workers making a difference

| Apr 4, 2020

Meet 4 inspirational health care workers supported by Plan International, and see how they’re protecting and saving lives every day. Read more »

8 tips for talking to children about coronavirus (COVID-19)

| Apr 3, 2020

Talking to children about coronavirus is crucial. Based on our expertise as a child rights organization, we're providing 8 tips to ensure children feel safe. Read more »