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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
  • ‘Cutting season’ sees girls from the UK being taken abroad to undergo FGM. Discover 3 ways you can help stop FGM.
    21-Jul-16
  • As Sunday marks the 80th Anniversary of the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War, we look back on the conflict and circumstances of our founders who started Foster Parents’ Plan for Children in Spain – which over time became Plan International.
    16-Jul-16
Latest Blogs
  • Malawi has one of the world’s highest child marriage rates. Young girls who are victims of child marriage are often taken out of education leaving them with little choice over their future. For the next two weeks Plan International UK is collecting signatures in solidarity with young campaigners in Malawi who are looking to amend the constitution and end child marriage. Tionge tells us why she's campaigning to change the law.
    12-Jul-16
  • Malawi has one of the world’s highest child marriage rates. Young girls who are victims of child marriage are often taken out of education leaving them with little choice over their future. For the next two weeks Plan International UK is collecting signatures in solidarity with young campaigners in Malawi who are looking to amend the constitution and end child marriage. Tionge tells us why she's campaigning to change the law.
    12-Jul-16

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