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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

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

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!

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

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

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!

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!

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

Meet Diack and see how Fathers' Clubs in Senegal are 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

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 »