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News and Features

Read the latest news from Plan's world, including updates on emergencies and our disaster relief work, campaigning and advocacy successes in child rights, fundraising activities and UK events.
  • 4 Reasons to Support Row Like a Girl
    Four girls are rowing for girls across the Atlantic as part of the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge. Here are four reasons why they need your support.
    News - 27.11.15
  • How the Public Reacted to Our Child Marriage Stunt
    Earlier this week, we partnered with dating app Happn to shine the light on the 41,000 girls around the world who are forced into marriage every day. Hundreds of users took to social media in response to our stunt. Here we take a look at how the public reacted.
    News - 27.11.15
  • Violence at School: The Facts
    Millions of girls around the world are suffering from physical, sexual or psychological violence at school. Take a look at the infographic to see just how big the problem of violence at school is.
    News - 24.11.15
  • 10 Reasons to Love Your Toilet
    We all know that toilets can be disgusting, but did you know it’s dangerous not to have one? This World Toilet Day take a second to appreciate how great your toilet really is by reading ten facts about toilets.
    News - 19.11.15
  • Child Marriage: Ending a Social Norm
    One in four girls in Bangladesh is married by the age of 14 – a new report by Plan International and Asia Child Marriage Initiative (ACMI) has found.The report looked at the root causes of child marriage in three countries – Pakistan, Bangladesh and Indonesia.
    News - 15.11.15
  • Success: The End of Child Brides in Guatemala
    We’re thrilled to announce that after 3 years of campaigning against child marriage in Guatemala, the minimum age for marriage has been raised to 18.
    News - 12.11.15
  • Tackling Child Marriage in Bangladesh
    We take a look at the stories of five girls from Bangladesh who were either made to give up their education in order to marry and raise families, or who have escaped child marriage and advocate against the practice in their communities.
    News - 11.11.15
  • Hope Returns to Sierra Leone
    Hope has returned to Sierra Leone as its declared Ebola free. We take a look at what we’ve done, with support from our donors and partners, to help Sierra Leone become Ebola free and we’re doing to help people, particularly girls and children, get back on their feet.
    News - 07.11.15
  • Happy Handwashing
    Today is Global Handwashing Day, we take a look at what we're doing to ensure that people have clean (and happy) hands around the world!
    News - 15.10.15
  • Responding to Disasters
    Today marks International Day for Disaster Reduction – watch our video to find out how we are helping people prepare for and recover from disasters around the world.
    News - 13.10.15
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