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5 common myths about FGM

| Feb 4, 2019

There are many misconceptions about the harmful – and at times fatal – practice of FGM. Here are 5 of the most common FGM myths debunked. Read more »

From sponsored child to agricultural expert: Ronald’s story of success

| Jan 30, 2019

Watch how Child Sponsorship enabled Ronald to kickstart his own thriving pig farm, unleashing potential years later. Read more »

The inspiring young men working to end sexual harassment in Uganda

| Jan 7, 2019

80% of girls don't feel safe in Kampala. See how Plan International is working with men and boys to make the city safer and help end sexual harassment. Read more »

Meet Michael – the man who delivers mail to sponsored children

| Nov 28, 2018

Wondering who delivers your mail to sponsored children? Well, it’s probably someone just like Michael! Meet the man who delivers your heartwarming letters. Read more »

Holiday gift guide: 8 affordable gifts that give back and defy normal

| Nov 22, 2018

A holiday guide to gifts that give back: perfect gift ideas from Plan International Canada’s Gifts of Hope for the friends and family on your shopping list. Read more »

3 ways clean water can help girls & women realize their rights

| Nov 15, 2018

2.1 billion people lack access to safe drinking water at home. Here are 3 ways clean water can help girls and women realize their rights around the world. Read more »

3 innovative apps protecting girls around the world

| Nov 7, 2018

See how Plan International is using innovative mobile technology to protect girls around the world – helping them Defy Normal and realize their rights! Read more »

The Indonesia earthquake: On the ground in central Sulawesi

| Oct 29, 2018

See how Plan International is responding after a 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck the coast of Indonesia, leaving millions in need of emergency aid. Read more »

Ending FGM: Why these 3 traditional cutters are putting down their knives

| Oct 16, 2018

97% of girls in Guinea have undergone Female Genital Mutilation. See how we're working alongside girls, communities and traditional cutters to help change this. Read more »

Why it’s time to Defy Normal

| Sep 27, 2018

Normal is children denied their rights and girls denied equality. See why Plan International Canada is calling on all Canadians to Defy Normal. Read more »

7 child rights violations that need to stop – now!

| Sep 20, 2018

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

How this super granny is working to change the birth story in Senegal

| Aug 28, 2018

Meet Aminata, a super granny from Senegal who is working with adolescents, women and men to help change the birth story through awareness and education! Read more »