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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
  • 6 February marks International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM and we turn our attention to FGM in the UK. Shockingly, a case of FGM is reported in England on average every 96 minutes. Take action to help us end FGM in the UK now.
    05-Feb-16
  • The Zika virus has spread at an alarming rate across the Americas. WHO has warned that the virus could affect as many as four million people. Find out what we're doing to reduce the number of new cases in the region.
    01-Feb-16
Latest Blogs
  • A report by Plan UK - We Want To Learn About Good Love - found that comprehensive sexuality education can help change attitudes on gender equality and reduce violence against women and girls. YAP member Keya takes a look at how CSE can also be used to end gender-based violence in schools.
    09-Feb-16
  • The Row Like a Girl team are competing the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge and they’re doing it on behalf of girls everywhere. Direct from the Atlantic, the girls share their thoughts on hitting the last 1,000 milestone and what it means to be four girls rowing across the Atlantic.
    19-Jan-16

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