Thought Provoking

Why it’s time to Defy Normal

| Sep 27, 2018

Normal is children denied their rights and girls denied equality. See why Plan International Canada is calling on all Canadians to Defy Normal. Read more »

7 child rights violations that need to stop – now!

| Sep 20, 2018

Plan International is dedicated to helping children unleash their full potential. Find out 7 reasons why our work to protect childrens rights is so crucial. Read more »

Post #MeToo a Conversation About Gender is Imperative

| Feb 15, 2018

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 »

Meet the boys who are working to end period shaming in Uganda

| Feb 13, 2018

Boys and men can play a role in breaking down menstruation taboos. See how we’re working with them to keep more girls in school and end period shaming. Read more »

The Right Hardware and Software Can Put an End to Period Shaming

| Feb 7, 2018

Learn about the kind of hardware and software that girls require to help them successfully manage their periods and put an end to period shaming! Read more »

Gender: It is Time to go Beyond the Binary

| Nov 15, 2017

We are committed to the inclusion of all gender identities. Has the time come for us to move beyond the binary? The answer is complicated. Read more »

Why gender inequality often starts at home

| Nov 10, 2017

Home is where the heart is. But it’s also the first place where children are socialized into gender norms. See why gender inequality often starts at home. Read more »

Meet Bibata, the plumber who’s breaking down gender stereotypes in Burkina Faso

Meet Bibata and see how Plan International’s vocational training helped her become a plumber who is breaking down gender stereotypes in Burkina Faso. Read more »

Children not soldiers – the fight for equal opportunity continues

The world needs to better protect children from losing their childhood's out on the battlefield. Rehabilitation is possible but we must focus on prevention. Read more »

We can and must stop famine now

Millions of people, including children, are at risk of starvation. To ensure the food crisis does not worsen, heightened humanitarian aid is needed now. Read more »

Why more boys are standing up for girls’ rights in Latin America

See how Plan International is working with boys across Latin America to promote gender equality and girls’ rights. Read more »

Why is a birth certificate so important for girls’ rights?

Kate Jongbloed

A birth certificate is proof – not only of identity, but of existence. Without a birth certificate, it's even more difficult for a girl to claim her rights. Read more »