Desiree Buitenbos

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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 »

Gender and coronavirus: why women are bearing the brunt of COVID-19

| Mar 30, 2020

Gender norms and expectations play a role in how women are impacted by coronavirus. See 5 reasons why women are bearing the brunt of COVID-19. Read more »

3 ways children are impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19)

| Mar 20, 2020

Although children appear less affected by COVID-19 than adults, the coronavirus pandemic can alter their lives. See the 3 ways COVID-19 can impact children. Read more »

Coronavirus (COVID-19): what you need to know

| Mar 13, 2020

What is coronavirus and where did it come from? Get the answers and find out what you need to know about the new coronavirus, COVID-19. Read more »

Meet 3 inspiring women shattering gender norms in the workplace

| Feb 25, 2020

Meet Ann, Quline and Winnie. These 3 exceptional women share 1 common goal: to remove barriers for women who want to pursue careers in male-dominated fields. Read more »