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yesterday at 22:30. Facebook
Millions of children are facing starvation across East Africa. We must act NOW to save lives.

Millions of children facing starvation in East Africa
Plan International
yesterday at 13:41. Facebook
BLOG: Providing families in #Nigeria with cash transfers is a critical step to address the growing nutrition emergency caused by Boko Haram attacks.

Help for families affected by Boko Haram attacks
Plan International
02/21/2017 at 20:47. Facebook
Thousands of children are at risk of starvation and death as famine has been declared in some parts of South Sudan.

4.9 million people - more than 40% of South Sudan's population - are in need of urgent food, agriculture and nutrition assistance.
Plan International
02/20/2017 at 14:46. Facebook
World leaders meeting in Oslo this week MUST step-up support for the 17 million people affected by violence in the Lake Chad Basin.

Lake Chad crisis: the world must respond
Plan International
02/18/2017 at 12:05. Facebook
Periods can be an absolute pain... in more ways than one.

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Plan International
02/17/2017 at 16:56. Facebook
It's Friday... wishing everyone a wonderful weekend!

Thanks to Plan International Uganda for this image, who are helping refugee children from South Sudan access a safe, quality education.

Photo credit: Plan International / Anne Ackermann
Plan International
02/16/2017 at 12:21. Facebook
IN PICTURES: See how cheap, washable sanitary pads are preventing girls from missing school in Uganda.

Periods no longer a pain for school girls
Girls often arrive at refugee camps with no way of managing their periods.

However, providing them with the resources and information to stay on top of their menstrual hygiene means they aren’t held back from getting an education and interacting with their peers.

Menstrual hygiene matters for refugee girls
Success! Following a year-long campaign by NGOs and youth groups to outlaw child marriage, Malawi has made an historic amendment to its constitution today to fully outlaw the practice.

Congratulations everyone - a big step forward in realising children's rights in Africa!

Malawi changes law to end child marriage
Happy Valentine's Day!

Girls from Peru are telling the world to Love Yourself and believe in yourself today - and everyday!

Find out the reasons why: [ Link ]
Today is United Nations World Radio Day!

Find out how Brisa from Nicaragua is using the power of radio to take a stand against the problems affecting her community and help others along the way.

World Radio Day - Power of radio transforms lives
"As I have spoken against female genital mutilation (FGM), my parents have started to listen to me and changed their minds. They have regretted what they did and promised that my fifth sister will not have FGM." Alemayehu, 14, Ethiopia.

Men speak out about FGM
In Guinea, female genital mutilation (FGM) is a common practice. It's seen as a way of preserving virginity and protection against infidelity.

But when a 4-year-old died after being circumcised by her grand parents, Plan International Guinée re-doubled efforts to educate communities and eradicate the practice for good.

WATCH this video to see how progress has been made over the past 8...
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A Bangladesh child marriage law allowing girls to marry under 'special circumstances' such as ‘accidental’ or ‘illegal’ pregnancy would justify marriage at any age below 18 to protect a girl’s honour.

Plan International believes that child marriage under any circumstances is a gross violation of a girls’ human rights and must END.

Bangladesh child marriage law could violate girls' rights
Girls. Women. Men. Meet the Egyptians standing against the age-old practice of female genital mutilation in their home towns and villages.

Meet the community rising up against FGM
Female genital mutilation (FGM) has painful consequences for girls and women... including death. Make it STOP!

Powerful new video to mark United Nations International Zero Tolerance to FGM Day, via Plan Nederland.
Today is International Day of Zero Tolerance to female genital mutilation.

Say NO to this harmful practice and together let's #EndFGM.
These 7 facts are just some of many reasons why we must #EndFGM. [ Link ]
At least 200 million girls and women alive today have undergone a form of female genital mutilation (FGM). If current trends continue, 15 million additional girls between ages 15 and 19 will be subjected to it by 2030.

In advance of United Nations International Day of Zero Tolerance to FGM on 6 February, learn why it happens, what the consequences are and how we can END the practice.

Female Genital Mutilation
Sixteen-year-old youth advocate Ghene called on leaders in the Philippines this week to approve a law promoting non-violent discipline and banning corporal punishment. Go, Ghene!

Read on to see her full speech and poem to the Philippine House of Representatives.

Positive Discipline: Ghene's message to lawmakers