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Read the latest news from around the world and see for yourself the difference we are making. If you’re a journalist, call our media team on 0300 777 9777 or visit our media section.



  • World Malaria Day – 25th April
    What kills a child every minute in Africa? Malaria - an easily preventable disease that can be stopped in its tracks by the use of impregnated nets.
    News - 23-Apr-14
  • Eradicting female genital mutilation in West Africa
    At the age of 16 Christiana was forced to marry a man older than her father and to take part in a secret FGM ceremony to initiate her into womanhood.
    News - 17-Apr-14
  • A safe space for girls to grow online
    Recent research found nearly 25% fewer women and girls are online than men and boys, and this gender gap climbs to above 45% in regions such as sub-Saharan Africa.
    News - 16-Apr-14
  • No child would ask for a life on the streets
    Ashraful wanted an education. For the 14-year-old opportunity lay in the metropolis of Dhaka, Bangladesh, but life on the streets was full of perils. The International Day for Street Children offers children the chance to speak out so that their rights cannot be ignored.
    News - 09-Apr-14
  • Rwanda genocide: young filmmakers look to the future
    Young Rwandan filmmakers are coming together to mark 20 years since the end of the genocide as part of a Plan-supported film competition to promote reconciliation.
    News - 07-Apr-14

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