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Advocacy

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:

Latest News
  • Ha Giang in Vietnam has particularly low school attendance rates among girls from minority groups. Plan International has been working with the local government to build new school dormitories and improve girls’ access to education in the area.
    25-Aug-16
  • "I feel safe when I get to school." Larice has to endure a risky, half-hour journey to get to her school gate. She doesn't even carry her ID card with her as she is afraid it could get stolen.
    17-Aug-16
Latest Blogs
  • Often women are underrepresented in the humanitarian sector, especially in management positions. However, on World Humanitarian Day, which focuses on incredible aid workers, we're highlighting the female managers in our Tanzania office, working with the Burundi refugees.
    18-Aug-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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