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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
  • As Rio prepares itself for another 10 days of stunning sport and record breaking races, courtesy of the Paralympians, we look at the work Plan International does to support children around the world with disabilities.
    07-Sep-16
  • Marie Claire and L'Occitane have teamed up to produce a candle. A third of the candle's profits will go towards education programmes for girls in Sierra Leone and Uganda. Many girls like Christiana can't afford school fees and so have to drop out of school. Thanks to Plan International, Christiana was able to return and finish her education.
    01-Sep-16
Latest Blogs
  • As world leaders met in New York for the UN General Assembly, staff from Plan International UK attended and inputted to some of the key summits on refugees and education.
    20-Sep-16
  • In South Sudan thousands of unaccompanied children are at great risk of abuse and exploitation. Many are fleeing across the border into Uganda. Since the latest wave of violence started in July, around 2,000 children a day have been entering refugee camps, which can no longer cope.
    09-Sep-16

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