Desiree Buitenbos

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Why a group of inspiring girls are boldly challenging Canadian leaders to stand up for girls’ rights

To mark International Day of the Girl, a group of girls are challenging Canadian leaders to support girls’ rights and put girls in positions of leadership.  Read more »

Success! How empowered girls are ending child marriage in Guatemala

See how Plan International is leading the movement to end child marriage in Guatemala, supporting girls to petition government and change marriage laws. Read more »

5 innovations helping children learn around the world

How Plan International is helping thousands of children access their right to education through 5 innovative and creative solutions.  Read more »

How Child Sponsorship helped Binta reach her full potential

Meet Binta, a former Plan International sponsored child from Guinea-Bissau, and see how Child Sponsorship helped her become a champion for girls' rights. Read more »

Building safer, more resilient communities in Myanmar

See how Plan International is training 1,000 children in the Rakhine State of Myanmar in lifesaving disaster risk management.  Read more »

10 inspiring photos of girls playing sports around the world

10 inspiring photos of girls who are challenging gender stereotypes and creating positive change through sports in their communities. Read more »

Giving back to her community: Meet Florence, a Plan International volunteer

Florence is a Plan International volunteer based in Liberia. See how her dedication to her community is helping sponsored children thrive.  Read more »

Why we’re saying farewell to 100 communities in Paraguay

After years of Plan International programming, these 100 communities now have the tools they need to continue to move forward on their own. Read more »

Taking the journey of a lifetime: 5 things to know before visiting your sponsored child

Thinking about meeting your sponsored child? Here are 5 things you need to know before visiting a Plan International community. Read more »

How empowering girls benefits everyone

Plan International strives for a just world that advances children's rights and equality for girls. See how empowering girls can change the world. Read more »

A new source of hope in Kita: How access to clean water is helping girls like Hawa

See how Plan International Canada’s Community Sponsorship program is changing lives by providing families in Kita with access to clean water.  Read more »

Laying the foundation for dreams: Fathers and sons share their hopes for the future

Find out how Plan International Canada’s Community Sponsorship program is removing barriers to help fathers and sons dream of a brighter future.  Read more »