Desiree Buitenbos

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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 »

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 »

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 »