Desiree Buitenbos

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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 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

| 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

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

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