Gender-Based Violence

Why me? The permanent scars of female genital mutilation

Lisa

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

Lisa

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

Lisa

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

Lisa

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

Lisa

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

Lisa

#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 »