Desiree Buitenbos

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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 »

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

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 »