Gender-Based Violence


Meet the activist who's stopped over a dozen child marriages

Kavita Dogra | Apr 25, 2019

Meet Shalini. A girls’ rights activist from India who stopped her own marriage at 17 and has prevented over a dozen child marriages in her community.

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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 »

Empowering underage girls to escape the sex trade in Uganda

See how Plan International is empowering underage girls escape Uganda's sex trade through skills training and entrepreneurship. Read more »

Everyone, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity should be treated equally

In the face of emerging forms of political and systemic discrimination, Plan International will not waiver on its commitment to gender equality & inclusion. Read more »

In pictures: Elders join fight against Female Genital Mutilation in Kenya

Emma Hamilton-Clark

See why a group of cultural leaders in Kenya are standing up and speaking out to end the practice of FGM once and for all! 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 »

Fathers fighting to end female genital mutilation in Ethiopia

Lisa

Fathers in this community in Ethiopia are speaking out to stop female genital mutilation and protect their daughters and future generations of girls. Read more »

Gender-based violence is not just a problem for developing countries

Lisa

Gender-based violence is not just an issue for developing countries. It’s a global problem that impacts girls and women in countries like Canada too. Read more »