Desiree Buitenbos

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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 »

Empowering underage girls to escape the sex trade in Uganda

See how Plan International is empowering underage girls escape Uganda's sex trade through skills training and entrepreneurship. Read more »

Meet Bibata, the plumber who’s breaking down gender stereotypes in Burkina Faso

Meet Bibata and see how Plan International’s vocational training helped her become a plumber who is breaking down gender stereotypes in Burkina Faso. Read more »

Husbands and dads play a vital role in changing the birth story

Men and boys can help change the birth story. Meet a man named Noah and see how our programming helped him become an involved father and devoted husband. Read more »

Why feminism can change the world

Gender inequality limits girl’s and women’s freedom to exercise their basic rights to education, health and protection. See how feminism can change this. Read more »

Kenya passes historic law to give free sanitary pads to schoolgirls

See how girls supported by Plan International secured a victory for girls’ education by petitioning the government to provide free sanitary pads in schools. Read more »