PLAN INTERNATIONAL USA: In her own words: “I stopped my own marriage”

Rozina

Rozina is a 19-year-old activist who works with Plan International to promote gender equality in Bangladesh. Through her part-time job as a tutor, she’s inspiring other girls to stay in school and take on leadership opportunities. Here’s her story, in her own words. “I may look frail and small, but I have big dreams. I […]

How to help the Ukrainian people with Global Impact charities

As the Ukraine crisis continues, Global Impact charities are on the ground providing critical emergency services like medical care, shelter, food, water and more. Many of our partners had a presence in Ukraine and the surrounding area prior to the invasion, positioning them to respond quickly to the devastating situation with in-country staff and local […]

PLAN INTERNATIONAL USA: International Day of the Girl

Plan International USA

Girls all around the world are facing closed doors. And they’ve been stuck behind them for too long. That’s why Plan International USA works with partners like you to help girls push through barriers to unlock their full power and potential. International Day of the Girl is October 11. Our global movement is committed to […]

PLAN INTERNATIONAL USA: What is the value of a girl?

Plan International

You’re not worth sending to school. You’re asking to be catcalled by simply being out in public. Your worth is measured by the man you marry or the son you bear. These are some of the lies that girls across the world are told every day. Millions of girls are under the impression that they […]

PLAN INTERNATIONAL USA: International Day of the Girl 2020

Girl Unlocked

Girls all around the world are facing closed doors. And they’ve been stuck behind them for too long. That’s why Plan International USA works with partners like you to help girls push through barriers to unlock their full power and potential. International Day of the Girl is October 11. Plan has been leading the global […]

PLAN INTERNATIONAL USA: A champion you’ve changed.

Rosa, a Champion of Change, at her home in Colombia.

There are women in Rosa’s community in Colombia who don’t take professional jobs because their husbands forbid it. These women are forced to believe that a woman’s purpose is to take care of the home, and a man’s purpose is to have a career. There is no agency — no choice in these roles. And […]

PLAN INTERNATIONAL USA: Meet Aminata, who works to pay for her own school fees

Meet Aminata, who works to pay for her own school fees

17.5% percent of girls in Burkina Faso advance from primary to secondary school. Even if they can afford their school fees, gender violence, sexual assault, and discrimination at school is so rampant that girls often drop out. Aminata lost her father when she was seven years old. Her mother works hard to care for her […]