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

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

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

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

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 »