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Advocate for children's rights

Plan's work with children in over 66,000 communities gives us insight into the realities of the lives of boys and girls in developing countries, and the effectiveness of projects aimed at realising their rights.

Our advocacy work aims to share these insights to influence politicians and decision makers to ensure the development of policies and programmes that work for children around the world.

We are committed to ensuring that boys, girls and adults in the communities in which Plan works have a say in decision making, whether by local councils, national governments or international aid donors such as DFID. We gather evidence, share lessons learned and enable young people to address policy makers directly.

We also raise awareness of development issues among the general public and encourage them to urge their representatives to champion the rights of children and young people in developing countries.

Our advocacy aims to:

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  • 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.
Latest Blogs
  • In a remote region in Timor-Leste, Plan is constructing toilets, handwashing facilities and water supplies in 18 schools and helping schools to organise hygiene clubs. John McGown tells us about hygiene promotion day in Erehetu.
  • Steve Williams has just returned from a visit to the Syrian refugee camps in Lebanon. Here he shares stories from the camps and explains the biggest difficulties facing refugees stuck inside the camps.

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