Gender-Based Violence

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 »

7 reasons why the fight for girls’ rights still matters


Girls' rights are human rights. Yet globally, millions of girls are denied education, life-saving health services, and opportunities for a brighter future. Read more »

Why the Montréal massacre still matters 25 years later


25 years have passed since the Montreal massacre, but the underlying issues surrounding violence against women continue to be relevant today. Read more »

Violence against girls and women: Adolescent girls speak out


International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women: Girls around the world, including Canada, speak out about gender-based violence. Read more »

How toilets play a role in gender equality


World Toilet Day – The lack of sanitation is a global health issue, and when it comes to girls and women, it’s also an issue of gender inequality. Read more »

What you can do to help #BringBackOurGirls


#BringBackOurGirls: Learn more about the issues surrounding girls’ education and Plan’s work to end violence against girls in school. Read more »

3 million girls face female genital cutting

Kate Jongbloed

For years, girls' rights activists around the world have been calling for an end to female genital cutting, also known as female genital mutilation (FGM). Read more »