Desiree Buitenbos

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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 »

Solar empowered women: Kenya’s renewable energy entrepreneurs

| Feb 24, 2020

See how Plan International Canada's Kilifi Solar Project is working to combat climate change while also empowering women to become successful entrepreneurs. Read more »

Forced to undergo FGM at 12 then told to get married: Isha’s story

| Jan 23, 2020

Isha* was 12 when she was forced to undergo FGM. Soon after, her family expected her to get married but she refused. This is Isha's story in her own words. Read more »

The dark side of tourism: how underage girls are sexually exploited in the Dominican Republic

| Jan 6, 2020

1 in 4 sex workers in the Dominican Republic is under the age of 18. Meet one survivor who was exploited by tourists and see how she turned her life around. Read more »

3 Reasons to Consider Ethical Giving this festive season

More Canadians would like to receive ethical gifts over the holidays. Find out why and see the 3 reasons you should consider shopping ethically this year. Read more »

Why harassment and catcalling won’t keep these girls out of school

Street harassment is keeping girls out of school in communities across Egypt. See how we're working with local youth to challenge this harmful norm. Read more »