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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:

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  • In some parts of Benin, children that are allegedly possessed by spirits are sent to voodoo convents. Their names are changed and they have to perform rituals every day. This can go on for up to eight years, meaning when they leave they've missed out on education
    25-May-16
  • The average woman menstruates for 3,000 days during her life time. Since menstruation is such a big part of a woman’s life you’d expect menstruation to be considered normal and natural. But this really isn’t the case for millions of women in developing nations. This infographic shows the stigma girls and women face every day just for having a period.
    25-May-16
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