Gender-Based Violence

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


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


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 »

#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 »

See how YOUR support for women and girls is changing lives


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 »

How a community in Nicaragua is taking a stand against gender-based violence


Gender-based violence is an issue impacting girls and women around the world. See how this community in Nicaragua is working together to put a stop to it. Read more »

After the earthquakes: Girls at risk of trafficking in Nepal


In the aftermath of the Nepal earthquakes, children, especially girls, face an increased risk of sexual exploitation, trafficking and child marriage. Read more »

#BringBackOurGirls, 1 year later: What’s changed?


On April 14, 2014, more than 200 schoolgirls were kidnapped in Nigeria, igniting #BringBackOurGirls on social media. We look at what’s happened since then. Read more »

Breaking free from a life as a Kamalari slave


In photos: From slavery to freedom – Experience the stories of a group of girls and young women freed from the Kamalari slave system in Nepal. Read more »

3 social injustices that girls face around the world


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 »

Why me? The permanent scars of female genital mutilation


Female genital mutilation is a harmful practice that violates the human rights of girls and women in developing countries. Meet Nkatha, a victim of FGM. Read more »