Child Marriage

A bride at 16: The reality of child marriage

Guest blogger

While the movement to end child marriage is growing, 15 million girls, like 16-year-old Punam, still become child brides every year. This is Punam’s story. Read more »

How a group of girls are defending their rights in post-earthquake Nepal

Lisa

In the aftermath of the Nepal earthquakes: How a group of adolescent girls are standing up for their rights and spreading empowerment. Read more »

#BringBackOurGirls, 2 years later: a reminder of the barriers to girls’ education

On the anniversary of #BringBackOurGirls, we take a closer look at why so many girls in Nigeria struggle to get an education. Read more »

Meet 3 girls who refused child marriage

Lisa

Every year, child marriage affects 15 million girls. Meet 3 girls who refused to become child brides, and are now inspiring change in their communities! Read more »

Then and now: Meet Lipi and see how you’ve helped transform her life

Claire

When Plan began working in Hatibandha, Bangladesh, we met a young girl named Lipi. Today, with your support, she's growing up educated and empowered. Read more »

See how YOUR support for women and girls is changing lives

Claire

When you support Plan’s Because I am a Girl project, you’re helping millions of women and girls change their lives and take hold of their future. Read more »

Life after Child Sponsorship: Proof that nothing is impossible

Claire

Meet 2 former sponsored children from Bangladesh and see firsthand how Child Sponsorship benefits children and communities around the globe.      Read more »

Why this Canadian teen wore a wedding dress to school

Guest blogger

See how a Canadian teen used a wedding dress to boldly raise awareness about the global issue of child marriage, and stand up for girls’ rights. Read more »

Girls and their right to a childhood

Lisa

The Convention on the Rights of the Child aim to protect every child’s right to a childhood. Unfortunately, gender inequalities deny many girls this right. Read more »

GUEST BLOG: Too young to marry

Lisa

GUEST BLOG: Plan UK uses Microsoft’s age-guessing app to raise awareness about child marriage, revealing the ages of child brides in developing countries. Read more »

3 pressing health issues affecting girls in developing countries

Lisa

With limited access to healthcare and information, menstruation, child marriage, and Ebola are becoming major girls’ health issues in developing countries. Read more »

3 social injustices that girls face around the world

Lisa

Explore three major issues affecting girls and women around the world, and see how achieving gender equality can help promote social justice for all. Read more »