Desiree Buitenbos

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Where it’s taboo to talk about sex, this teacher refuses to be silent

| Jul 30, 2019

In Ecuador, pregnancy among girls under 15 increased by 78% between 1990 and 2009. Meet a teacher who is working with students to reduce these statistics. Read more »

What pregnancy looks like in 10 developing countries

| Jun 19, 2019

99% of pregnancy and childbirth related deaths occur in developing countries. See why this is happening and how access to healthcare can help save lives. Read more »

4 serious health consequences of child marriage

| May 20, 2019

Child marriage increases the risk of violence, illness and even death for girls. See 4 of the serious health consequences of child marriage. Read more »

Nearly married at 12: meet the girl who stopped her own wedding

| Apr 17, 2019

At 12, Yekaba almost married a stranger nearly twice her age. But she knew her rights to say "no" to child marriage. Find out how she stopped her weddding. Read more »

Why these 3 leaders are vowing to end child marriage

Meet 3 bold and inspiring women from around the world and see why they will stop at nothing to end child marriage – for good. Read more »

5 common myths about FGM

There are many misconceptions about the harmful – and at times fatal – practice of FGM. Here are 5 of the most common FGM myths debunked. Read more »

From sponsored child to agricultural expert: Ronald’s story of success

Watch how Child Sponsorship enabled Ronald to kickstart his own thriving pig farm, unleashing potential years later. Read more »

The inspiring young men working to end sexual harassment in Uganda

80% of girls don't feel safe in Kampala. See how Plan International is working with men and boys to make the city safer and help end sexual harassment. Read more »

Meet Michael – the man who delivers mail to sponsored children

Wondering who delivers your mail to sponsored children? Well, it’s probably someone just like Michael! Meet the man who delivers your heartwarming letters. Read more »

Holiday gift guide: 8 affordable gifts that give back and defy normal

A holiday guide to gifts that give back: perfect gift ideas from Plan International Canada’s Gifts of Hope for the friends and family on your shopping list. Read more »

3 ways clean water can help girls & women realize their rights

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

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 »