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Rohingya Babies Born in Camps Suffer Most

Near 700,000 Rohingya people, over half of them children, have fled violence in Myanmar's Rakhine State and arrived in Bangladesh's Cox's Bazar since 25 August. The displaced population have to camp in overcrowded shelters, with limited access to clean water or toilets. The World Health Organization has recorded over 100 cases of diphtheria, which threatens children’s health.
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The unbearable consequences of early marriage

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.

Why give up the knife? Former FGM practitioner speaks out

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.

Egypt’s girls speak out to fight sexual harassment

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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Former Kamalari Girls Live Better Lives

It is estimated that 13,000 girls in Nepal worked as domestic servants under the Kamalari system. When the Nepal government outlawed the practice in 2000, around 11,000 girls, including 3,800 rescued by Plan International since 2006, were released. Earlier this year, Kanie Siu, CEO of Plan Hong Kong visited Nepal to interview a few women who were trapped in the system before.

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Empowering Women to Achieve Gender Equality

International Women’s Day on the 8th of March marks the celebration of women’s rights and their achievement. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted by the United Nations in 2015 clearly states the roadmap for achieving gender equality and empowerment of all women and girls.

Our commitment to stamp out abuse and exploitation

Sexual abuse and exploitation has no place in our world, and certainly not among those who serve the most vulnerable.

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