Desiree Buitenbos

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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 »

Stronger together – how gender equality is redefining the family dynamic

| Feb 5, 2018

See how our gender transformative programming is helping women and men work together to break down negative gender norms in their families! Read more »

THEN AND NOW: A family’s journey from poverty to progress

| Jan 30, 2018

THIS is the power of your support! See how Child Sponsorship and Gifts of Hope made all the difference to one very special family in Zimbabwe. Read more »

“We are equal”: how youth are transforming attitudes towards gender in Nicaragua

| Dec 19, 2017

See how our Champions of Change program in Nicaragua is working with boys and girls to transform damaging gender norms and attitudes. Read more »

Meet 3 women and girls in the midst of the Rohingya crisis

| Nov 13, 2017

Plan International is on the ground responding to the Rohingya Crisis. Meet 3 women and girls who are enduring this crisis and hear their stories of courage Read more »

Why gender inequality often starts at home

| Nov 10, 2017

Home is where the heart is. But it’s also the first place where children are socialized into gender norms. See why gender inequality often starts at home. Read more »

Weaving her way to a brighter future

| Oct 25, 2017

In Laos, Plan International is supporting girls and women's empowerment through vocational training. See how this programming is changing lives. Read more »

Every child has the right to education – especially children with disabilities

| Oct 25, 2017

Meet Katherine, a sponsored child from Honduras, and see how Plan International is helping children like her exercise their rights to education. Read more »