Working to tackle the root causes of the injustices facing girls and the most marginalised children.
Plan works at the grassroots level in the developing world, to empower communities to overcome poverty, so that children have the opportunity to reach their full potential. They work in more than 75 countries towards a just world that advances children’s rights and equality for girls, encouraging children to express their views and be actively involved in improving their communities. Together with their supporters, Plan is a catalyst for change, free from political and religious agendas, existing only for the sake of children to champion every child’s right to grow up healthy, safe and educated.
Give pre-school children in rural Ethiopian communities the best possible start in life through holistic support for their physical, social, emotional and cognitive development through creation and support of Early Childhood Care & Development centres.
Many children in Cambodia go to school hungry or do not go to school at all because they lack the energy on an empty stomach. This project aims to increase the number of children going to school and help them to concentrate in the classroom, by providing meals for the children and their families.
Children in remote rural areas of Myanmar face high levels of malnutrition and limited access to health and education services. Plan is working with communities to ensure poor and disadvantaged children are able to grow up healthy and access quality education services, giving them a better start to life.
This project will build safe, accountable and inclusive cities with and for adolescent girls, through increasing their safety and access to public spaces, their autonomy and safe mobility in Hanoi and their active and meaningful participation in urban development.
This project will address the negative long-term development implications of under-nutrition for individuals, households and communities in rural Laos. Plan Australia will educate the community on health and nutrition, training health centre staff and implementing monitoring tools.
This project will build safe, accountable and inclusive cities with and for adolescent girls through increasing their safety and access to public spaces, enabling their safe mobility in Kampala, Uganda; and increasing their active and meaningful participation in urban development.
An estimated 1 billion people around the world cannot officially prove their identity, and 47% of these are children (World Bank, 2018). Your birth certificate proves you exist. Without it, girls around the world struggle to prove their age, and can be forced into child marriage. Bangladesh has the fourth highest rates of child marriage in the world, with over 50% of girls married before their 18th birthday. Plan International has been working with the Bangladesh government to roll out OpenCRVS, to ensure all children are registered and receive a much needed birth certificate that can protect them from early marriage, child trafficking and child labour.
The Global Safer Cities for Girls Program's overarching goal is to build safe, accountable and inclusive cities with and for adolescent girls to prevent and address gender-based violence and sexual harassment. The program aims to increase girls’ safety and access to public spaces and transport and increase their active and meaningful participation in urban development and governance.