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What we do

What we do

Plan works for children and their communities to help realise children’s rights. We work across a range of sectors, including education, health, child protection, child participation, economic security and water and sanitation.

Plan pioneered child sponsorship 75 years ago, and in the UK today over 100,000 children are sponsored through us. Find out more about sponsoring a child with Plan UK

Plan UK’s current focus is on the promotion of the rights of adolescent girls and responding to and preparing for disasters worldwide.

  • Plan’s global themes of work
  • Plan values children's ability and right to participate in decisions about issues that affect them
  • We’re working to stop violence against women and girls, with a focus on ending FGM and child marriage
  • Influencing politicians and decision makers to develop policies and programmes that work for children
  • With the support of our partners we achieve lasting change for children and families around the world
Latest News
  • 6 February marks International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM and we turn our attention to FGM in the UK. Shockingly, a case of FGM is reported in England on average every 96 minutes. Take action to help us end FGM in the UK now.
    05-Feb-16
  • The Zika virus has spread at an alarming rate across the Americas. WHO has warned that the virus could affect as many as four million people. Find out what we're doing to reduce the number of new cases in the region.
    01-Feb-16
Latest Blogs
  • A report by Plan UK - We Want To Learn About Good Love - found that comprehensive sexuality education can help change attitudes on gender equality and reduce violence against women and girls. YAP member Keya takes a look at how CSE can also be used to end gender-based violence in schools.
    09-Feb-16
  • The Row Like a Girl team are competing the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge and they’re doing it on behalf of girls everywhere. Direct from the Atlantic, the girls share their thoughts on hitting the last 1,000 milestone and what it means to be four girls rowing across the Atlantic.
    19-Jan-16

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