Desiree Buitenbos

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Meet Madame Badji – a midwife breaking down barriers to accessing healthcare in Senegal

| Aug 2, 2018

Meet Madame Badji and see how midwives like her are working to change the birth story and increase access to healthcare in Senegal. Read more »

Meet Tort, a former sponsored child who’s determined to achieve her dreams!

| Jul 24, 2018

Meet Tort - a former Plan International sponsored child who is working to make her dreams come true and help other children in her community do the same! Read more »

7 reasons to protect children’s rights everyday

| Jul 20, 2018

Plan International is dedicated to helping children realize their full potential. Find out 7 reasons why our work to protect childrens rights is so crucial. Read more »

How a former sponsored child is championing change in her community!

| Jun 27, 2018

Meet Elizabeth, a former Plan International sponsored child, and see how she was able to defy the odds, attend school and choose her own future! Read more »

Meet Diack – the inspiring father challenging gender roles in Senegal

| Jun 25, 2018

Meet Diack and see how husbands’ school in Senegal is transforming local gender roles and teaching dads to put family health first! Read more »

With an education, refugee girls can make their dreams come true

| May 29, 2018

75 million children affected by conflict, disaster and other emergencies are out of school. See why education in crisis needs to become a priority. Read more »

Meet 3 inspiring children who are working to end child marriage

| Apr 24, 2018

12 million girls become child brides every year. Meet 3 inspiring children who are rallying their communities to end child marriage! Read more »

Ending child marriage in Mozambique: education is a powerful weapon

| Apr 20, 2018

Nearly 50% of all girls in Mozambique are married before age 18. See how we're working to empower girls to decide their own futures through education. Read more »

Creating brighter futures for sponsored children in Honduras

| Mar 27, 2018

Meet Edgar, a sponsored child in Honduras, and see how Plan International is helping him exercise his rights to education, healthcare and a happy childhood! Read more »

5 Surprising Reasons Why Child Marriage Happens

| Mar 26, 2018

Millions of girls become child brides each year. There are many reasons why child marriage persists; here are some you may not have considered before. Read more »

Where girls can’t yet say #MeToo; we must work to amplify their voices

| Mar 6, 2018

Strengthening the momentum of the #MeToo gender movement begins with amplifying the voices and stories of survivors who are not yet being heard. Read more »

Meet the boys who are working to end period shaming in Uganda

| Feb 13, 2018

Boys and men can play a role in breaking down menstruation taboos. See how we’re working with them to keep more girls in school and end period shaming. Read more »