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2018.05.28

Bangladesh continues to have one of the highest child marriage rates worldwide, despite laws that ban early marriages. With more than 50 per cent of all girls in the country being married off before the age of 18, Plan International and the government of Bangladesh have launched a mobile application to tackle the harmful practice.

2018.05.28

Recently graduated from high school with flying colours, Erika is determined to become a cardiologist or a neurosurgeon and has applied for scholarships at top universities. Four years ago, she had to leave her studies behind as her family was living in poverty. With Plan International’s help, she could continue her education.

2018.05.28

To open their eyes to their potential, Plan International is working to help teenagers, especially girls, build life skills, including self-confidence, interpersonal communication techniques and career planning through the Better Life Options and Opportunities Model+ (BLOOM+) project in Nigeria.

2018.05.18

‘Youth Conference 2018’ will be held in August and September 2018. Application is now open to students of F.3 or above. Participants will exchange ideas with other young people and develop global citizenship through desktop research, discussion, public speaking, and poster design. Application deadline is 20 June 2018 (Wednesday).

2018.05.07

Charlene Tse, the winner of Miss Hong Kong Pageant is passionate about cooking and runs her own cookie business. Excelling in the business field, she never forgets about the needs of deprived children in developing countries. She visited Shaanxi, China in 2010 and has become the sponsor of 100 children since 2014!

2018.04.27

The average woman menstruates for 3,000 days during her life time. It’s a normal biological process, but there are still negative beliefs and taboos around periods in developing countries which hold girls back, causing them to drop out of school and suffer from bullying and unfair treatments.

2018.04.27

Whenever Xiao Peng, a sponsored child living in Ningxia, receives a letter from his sponsors, he receives blessings and care from five freshmen.

2018.04.18

Aïssa, 22, is a radiant young woman. The blue veil brings out her sparkling eyes. Nothing seems to indicate that she is suffering. But that's not the case. Aïssa has been incontinent as she suffered from fistula (an abnormal connection between two hollow spaces), a result of a difficult childbirth when she was just 16 years old.

2018.04.18

In Guinea, 97% of women have endured Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). The practice is deeply rooted in Guinean culture, and the majority of the population still defends this harmful tradition. Nantenin was a cutter and has decided to put down her knife after Plan International's interventions.

2018.04.18

Girls in Cairo often get sexually harassed on their way to school but they don’t report the crime. A UN study found that 99% of Egyptian girls and women have been harassed, they also found that only 6.6% of victims request help from security forces at the scene of the harassment.

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