Beating the odds. Meet Rosemarie, Rozina, Martha, Agnes, Zainab and Hanna.
Addressing gender inequality isn’t something that can be handed down from the top — we must empower the people affected to create lasting change. Our charities know this. When they look at the issues facing women and girls, they understand the best way to solve this is to involve the entire community and give women […]
Plan International USA: We Are the Girls
When users search image banks for the word “girl,” these two words are most likely to accompany it: hot and sexy. So, it’s no wonder that, even if you aren’t searching a stock image site for pictures of “sexy girls,” the results for “girl” are still full of beautiful women and picture-perfect models. Hot and […]
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PLAN INTERNATIONAL USA: In her own words: “I stopped my own marriage”
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 […]
PLAN INTERNATIONAL USA: International Day of the Girl
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?
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 […]
Investing in gender equality throughout a girl’s lifetime with Plan International USA
Walk through the life of a girl who is given the tools and access to transform her future with the help of Plan International USA. Plan International USA (Plan) is a global organization that works to advance girls’ rights and overcome oppression and gender inequality. Its approach is rooted in local ownership and letting girls lead […]
PLAN INTERNATIONAL USA: International Day of the Girl 2020
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.
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
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 […]