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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:

The plan
take action to support four million girls to get an education and fulfil their potential
  • Where
    WORLDWIDE
  • What
    BECAUSE I AM A GIRL
  • Impact
    Girls can transform their lives and the world around them
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Latest News
  • Menstruation. It’s hardly the dinner table talking point. In fact, it’s something many people shy away from or go rosy in the cheeks at the slightest mention. But here at Plan, we’re here to break that taboo because menstruation matters. Menstruation has massive implications on the well-being of women and adolescent girls all over the world. In fact, it has affects women and adolescent girls around 3,500 days of their lifetime.
    28-May-15
  • Confined in doors for seven days, banned from using salt in food and missed school classes. Here, nine girls from across world bravely open up about the stigmas and difficulties they faced when they got their first period. Child rights organisation Plan International is working in communities across Asia and Africa to ensure young girls are educated on how to manage their menstrual hygiene. Why? Because menstruation matters. Period.
    27-May-15
Latest Blogs
  • While the world’s attention is understandably on the devastating earthquake in Nepal, another humanitarian emergency is unravelling in East Africa. Steve William's reports from the ground on the Burundi refugee crisis.
    26-May-15
  • Events unfolding following Nepal's second earthquake remind us that big earthquakes and aftershocks take a heavy toll on minds of the survivors, especially small children. Impact on the mind are often invisible. Relief efforts should prioritise such emotional needs.
    18-May-15

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