Gender-Based Violence

3 boys championing gender equality and girls’ rights!

Lisa | Mar 10, 2019

Meet 3 boys taking action to speak out against negative gender stereotypes and norms, and promoting equal rights in their communities around the world. Read more »

A group of teenage girls are helping end FGM in Ethiopia

| Mar 7, 2019

Globally, more than 200 million girls and women have undergone female genital mutilation. Meet a group of girls, fighting to end this practice in Ethiopia. Read more »

5 common myths about FGM

| Feb 4, 2019

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 »

The inspiring young men working to end sexual harassment in Uganda

| Jan 7, 2019

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 »

Ending FGM: Why these 3 traditional cutters are putting down their knives

| Oct 16, 2018

97% of girls in Guinea have undergone Female Genital Mutilation. See how we're working alongside girls, communities and traditional cutters to help change this. Read more »

Meet 3 Boys Who Are Defying Normal to end Sexual Harassment in Egypt

| Oct 1, 2018

These boys are no longer accepting sexual harassment or inequality faced by girls in their communities as 'normal'. They are standing up to Defy Normal. Read more »

In her own words: A former child bride recounts her nightmare marriage

Guest blogger | May 11, 2018

At age 15, Latifa became a child bride to a man 20 years older than her. Now, she's sharing her personal story and warning against child marriage. Read more »

The Kidnapped Child Brides of Vietnam

| Mar 23, 2018

Hundreds of girls, as young as 13 are being kidnapped from Vietnam and sold as child brides in China. Here are some of their stories. Read more »

Where girls can’t yet say #MeToo; we must work to amplify their voices

Strengthening the momentum of the #MeToo gender movement begins with amplifying the voices and stories of survivors who are not yet being heard. Read more »

Post #MeToo a Conversation About Gender is Imperative

Building on the momentum of #MeToo, see how further discussion of gender and consent is key to moving the needle on sexual and gender-based violence. Read more »

Survivor of FGM Champions Change in her Community to Protect Other Girls

A heartbreaking but inspiring story of Beatrice, a survivor working to protect other girls from experiencing female genital mutilation in her community. Read more »

Beyond the Hashtag: Celebrating #16Days and working to end gender-based violence

Hashtag activism; does it work? See how social media is helping change the world by raising awareness about issues like gender-based violence. Read more »