Unlock the power of #digitalgirls
Description: Digital literacy is becoming as important as traditional literacy. When girls and women have access to technology and digital training, they thrive. But when they are held back it can affect every aspect of their lives.
This film, shot on location in Ethiopia, follows the life of first-time actor and ICT student Kalkidan, 13, as she navigates technology opportunities at her school from two very different perspectives.
WATCH and SHARE the film this Girls in ICT Day on 27 April 2017.
Learn more: https://plan-international.org/digitalgirls
27 Apr 2017
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Description: Plan International CEO, Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen speaking at the Global Festival of Ideas in Bonn, Germany on Wednesday 1st March, 2017.
06 Mar 2017
Description: 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 years to #endFGM in Guinea.
09 Feb 2017
Description: Young people in Uganda are gaining skills, getting jobs and saving money thanks to a partnership between Plan International, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency and Accenture.
The A Working Future programme in Uganda connects young people with access to financial services, teaches them work skills and links them to job opportunities. Over 12,000 youth have benefitted from the programme since 2012, increasing their income by an average of 621%.
The programme, run by Plan International in partnership with the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) and Accenture Development Partnerships, transforms the lives of young people by using savings groups to teach the skills required to get good jobs.
This innovative programme shows the power of partnerships between the corporate and development sectors to addressing social issues while also generating commercial value.
16 Jan 2017
Description: Ever wondered what it's like to be a child living in Peru?
Meet Genesis, 8. As a sponsored child supported by Plan International, we gave her a video camera to show us a day in her life.
Genesis is in third grade at school which was recently renovated by Plan International. We have also equipped the local health centre and built 15 ECCD centres where children under the age of five can develop their skills.
Become a child sponsor: https://plan-international.org/sponsor-a-child
15 Dec 2016
Description: Satta, 12, from Guinea, was born with one arm and lacked self-esteem as a result. Now she attends an inclusive school where her needs are met, and she is determined to follow her ambitions.
She used to stay away from people as she thought they would make fun of her. But thanks to Plan International's inclusive education programme she has started going to school and has been included by her classmates in all activities.
Satta wants to become a doctor to help other children with disabilities and provide for her family. She also wants to promote the rights of children with disabilities and ensure they have equal opportunities to go to school.
Through our inclusive education programme, we are helping thousands of children with disabilities like Satta go to schools that meet their needs in over 40 countries.
09 Dec 2016
Description: Gloria* is 17, severely disabled and heavily pregnant. She needs support to move, eat, wash, dress –for almost everything. She is still in a state of shock about what happened to her. Each time she looks at her fully extended belly it reminds her of the horrific attack that has left her scarred for the rest of her life.
Gloria was sexually assaulted when she was alone at a distant relative’s house. An indigenous Miskito girl, an orphan, a disabled person, a victim of barbaric sexual violence and an expectant mother – Gloria couldn’t be any further from help and hope. In a country where support is insufficient for the majority of the population – for girls in vulnerable situations it is even scarcer. They and their plight remain invisible.
Learn more: https://plan-international.org/invisiblegirls
*Name has been changed to protect identity
02 Dec 2016
Description: Martin, 7, from Guinea is in the first year of primary school. His favourite sport is football which he enjoys playing with his friends.
Although he has a disability, no one makes fun of him at school thanks to Plan International's inclusive education programme which works with schools to teach children to be accepting of each other so that they can all learn and play together.
'Like' this video for United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities.
Learn more about disability and education: https://plan-international.org/disability-and-education
02 Dec 2016
Description: Siphiwe became invisible to her government when she was forced to drop out of school. She turned to marriage to escape her home life but now has a young child and few prospects for the future.
Siphiwe, 19, lives with her husband Arthur, 24, in Kwekwe district, Zimbabwe. Married for 3 years, they have a 7-month-old baby named Ashley.
Siphiwe felt marriage was the only way to escape her home life. Having left school as she could not afford the fees, she was seen by her uncle as an extra mouth to feed.
In Zimbabwe, approximately 1 in 3 girls are married before 18, predominantly those who live in poverty and in rural areas.
Siphiwe is now occupied with household and childcare tasks.
Plan International’s ‘Counting the Invisible’ report shows that many girls are forced to drop out of school for financial reasons, putting them at risk of child marriage and early pregnancy.
Having been unable to finish school and expected to fulfil domestic roles, girls in this situation are unable to gain new skills to become independent and transform their futures.
In Zimbabwe, girls who drop out of school and marry disappear from official records so service providers are less inclined to act to support them.
Once invisible to their governments, other factors such as rural isolation and lack of opportunities exacerabate the situation for girls. ‘Counting the Invisible’ shows that governments will not end the inequality facing millions of girls like Siphiwe without better statistics on the realities they face.
09 Nov 2016
Description: Marisol, 12, from El Salvador, has been a sponsored child with Plan International for 9 years. We gave her a camera to show us a day in her life.
From where she lives, it takes 40 minutes to get to the nearest water source. To help, Plan International has supplied the family with a water tank to store water.
Malnutrition is also a problem in rural communities as poverty is rife due to a lack of job opportunities. We have provided Marisol's family with chickens and a coop to help them earn a living and have better nutrition.
Find out more about sponsoring a child: https://plan-international.org/sponsor-a-child
27 Oct 2016
Description: To mark the International Day of the Girl 2016, girls from Germany, Sweden and Zambia took over key positions of power in Geneva.
Jennie from Sweden took over the position of UN Director General, Michael Moller while Loveness from Zambia took over the role of Plan International CEO, Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen.
This was part of a global week of action which saw #GirlsTakeover more than 250 leadership roles in over 50 countries around the world.
Learn more: https://plan-international.org/because-i-am-a-girl/girls-takeover
21 Oct 2016
Description: We’re working with adolescent girls, bus drivers and ticket inspectors to make buses safe in Hanoi, Vietnam, so girls can travel through the city free from abuse.
Cities such as Vietnam’s capital Hanoi provide girls with more opportunities than rural areas. However, they also put girls at a higher risk of abuse.
Around 10,000 adolescent girls travel by bus in Hanoi every month, risking sexual violence harassment and theft. Our research shows that over 40% of girls seldom or never feel safe when using public transport in Hanoi. Lack of safe public transport is one of the greatest barriers stopping girls from moving around cities independently.
Plan International Vietnam has established a youth media project which spreads awareness about safety on buses.
The youth group hand out their comics at bus stops and ticket offices across the city to help keep girls safe on public transport. So far, 40,000 comic books have been distributed to passengers.
In addition, 4,600 bus drivers and ticket collectors have been trained by Plan International to stop girls being abused on buses.
14 Oct 2016