Desiree Buitenbos

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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 »

THEN AND NOW: A family’s journey from poverty to progress

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

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 »

Why gender inequality often starts at home

Home is where the heart is. But it’s also the first place where children are socialized into gender norms. See why gender inequality often starts at home. Read more »

Weaving her way to a brighter future

In Laos, Plan International is supporting girls and women's empowerment through vocational training. See how this programming is changing lives. Read more »

Every child has the right to education – especially children with disabilities

Meet Katherine, a sponsored child from Honduras, and see how Plan International is helping children like her exercise their rights to education. Read more »

A bloody shame: 6 reasons why menstruation is keeping girls out of school

Millions of girls miss school or drop out because of their periods. See 6 reasons why menstruation is preventing girls from achieving an education. Read more »

These Canadian leaders are showing the world that girls belong in their dream jobs

See why Prime Minister Trudeau and other prominent Canadian leaders are proudly declaring #GirlsBelongHere on International Day of the Girl. Read more »

17 inspiring youth are set to show Canada that girls belong in their dream jobs!

To mark International Day of the Girl on October 11, youth from across Canada will step into their dreams jobs to show that #GirlsBelongHere! Read more »