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This exciting edition of OPENPlan brings to you recent, high-quality research studies from offices across Plan International, all of which contribute to the evidence base under the area of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR).
This document outlines the Research and Evaluation Agenda 2018-2022 (hereafter the Agenda) for Plan International.
Under the umbrella of Plan International’s Global Strategy 2017-2022, including the Global Theory of Change, the Areas of Global Distinctiveness (AoGDs) and the Global Advocacy Priorities, it identifies areas to best focus our efforts and resources in generating relevant evidence that will fill sectoral knowledge gaps and enhance our influencing and programming.
In the course of this ground-breaking research, thousands of girls and young women have shared their stories of harassment and violence for the first time, providing a never-before seen glimpse of what they experience in their cities and the impact this has on their lives.
Introduction to this guide
Sexual harassment is the number-one safety risk facing girls and young women across the world, according to a survey of global experts in 22 cities released today. The survey is the first of its kind to examine the safety risks facing girls and young women in so many different cities across the world.
Sexual harassment is the number-one safety risk facing girls and young women across the world, according to a survey of global experts in 22 cities released today.
En situaciones de emergencia humanitaria, la infancia, pero especialmente las niñas y las adolescentes, corren un alto riesgo de contraer enfermedades o convertirse en víctimas de tráfico infantil, violencia y abusos sexuales.
Twenty-one humanitarian and human rights organizations respond with dismay to the Dutch Parliament’s approval of the EU’s new asylum plans to offshore asylum protection. With a joint appeal, they ask the government for a humane asylum policy, in line with international law.
WASHINGTON (19 June) – Plan International is urging the U.S. administration to reverse its “zero tolerance” immigration policy and to end the practice of forcibly separating families at the U.S.-Mexico border, including the detention of children taken from their parents.
Such practices are reprehensible, regardless of migrants’ legal status, and are a direct violation of the legal rights of asylum seekers under U.S. law, as well as under treaties to which the U.S. is a ratified party.
This annotated bibliography provides a brief overview of the state of evidence on gender-transformative child protection.
Gender-transformative child protection seeks to challenge gender dynamics, and actively confronts gender norms and unequal gender relations that drive violence against children and hinder effective response systems.
This annotated bibliography seeks to update the knowledge base on inclusive, quality education by reviewing and compiling existing evidence and literature on this important topic.
This report covers the following key thematic areas as they relate to inclusive quality education:
This annotated bibliography seeks to update the knowledge base on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) of children, adolescents and young people through exploring evidence and literature on this important topic in low- and middle-income countries.
Paying particular attention to literature published within the last decade, this report covers the following key thematic areas as they relate to SRHR:
We, UN and non-UN entities, re-affirm our determination to prevent future acts of sexual exploitation and abuse by our personnel.
We note the issuance of this Statement at the High-level Conference on Eliminating Sexual Exploitation and Abuse by UN and NGO Personnel on 4 December 2006 in New York, USA and welcome future endorsement of this Statement by others.
OVERVIEW: ACCESS TO EDUCATION
Plan International believes that education should be available and accessible to all children on the basis of equal opportunity and non-discrimination. Every child must be able to access and complete an inclusive, quality pre-primary, primary and secondary education in order to meet global commitments.
Girls continue to be the largest excluded group in the world. They face discrimination and abuse simply for being young and female. At all stages of their early lives up to adulthood, girls face distinct disadvantages that are directly related to this double discrimination.
Sexual abuse and exploitation has no place in our world, and certainly not among those who serve the most vulnerable.
At Plan International, our purpose is to improve the lives of others. As a child rights organisation, protection of the children and young people who we serve is our foremost priority – nothing trumps this. That’s why we must do everything in our capacity to safeguard those we work with.
Planning and budgeting for inclusive education
World leaders meeting at the Global Partnership for Education financing conference made commitments backing girls education, but action must now follow the pledges if girls are to truly thrive
More than $2 billion pledged by governments to fund education in low income countries is a welcome start. Now donors’ commitments to focus on girls’ education must quickly be turned into action.
Government leaders announced the pledges at the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) financing conference in Dakar.
World leaders must adequately fund education for girls when they meet at the Global Partnership for Education Financing Conference this week.
Plan International is calling on world leaders to give girls the same chances as boys by pledging more funding to education at the Global Partnership for Education Financing Conference in Dakar, Senegal on 1-2 February.
Gender inequality is a barrier to both social cohesion and economic prosperity. Despite some progress over the years, there has been no real shift in power which - at home, in the workplace and in public life - lies firmly in male hands.
Global efforts to tackle gender inequality have traditionally focused on improving policies and laws, and increasing the participation of girls and women in sectors like education, health and employment.