Gender-Based Violence

Forced to undergo FGM at 12 then told to get married: Isha’s story

| Jan 23, 2020

Isha* was 12 when she was forced to undergo FGM. Soon after, her family expected her to get married but she refused. This is Isha's story in her own words. Read more »

Surviving Sexual Slavery: Esther’s Story

| Jan 21, 2020

Sexual slavery disproportionately impacts the lives of women and girls around the world. This is the story of a survivor who's rebuilding her life one day at a time. Read more »

The dark side of tourism: how underage girls are sexually exploited in the Dominican Republic

| Jan 6, 2020

1 in 4 sex workers in the Dominican Republic is under the age of 18. Meet one survivor who was exploited by tourists and see how she turned her life around. Read more »

30 Years Later: “We’re not much further ahead,” says Canadian Youth

Guest blogger | Dec 6, 2019

Canadian youth reflects on what's changed 30 years after the Montral Massacre and how we can eliminate gender-based violence on campuses across the nation. Read more »

3 boys championing gender equality and girls’ rights!

Lisa

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

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

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

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 »