Gender-Based Violence

#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 »

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 »