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Our work

We're dedicated to promoting children’s rights and gaining equality for girls everywhere

Since 1937, Plan International has been promoting the rights of children around the world. We work with our partners in more than 45 countries, making sure children in some of the poorest communities are safe and protected from violence.

We provide access to essential services, including education, healthcare, clean water and toilets. And we’re there when disasters happen, providing emergency relief and supporting communities to recover, rebuild and develop their resilience.

Through our Because I am a Girl campaign, we’re also dedicated to improving girls’ lives globally – including right here in the UK. By working with young people, we’re challenging gender inequality, campaigning against harmful practices like child marriage and enabling girls everywhere to build a better future.

For every child sponsored, an additional 55 children benefit

Over 83,000 children in 48 countries sponsored through Plan International UK


8 million people around the world reached by our work in 2018-19

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Over 50,000 people stood in solidarity with youth advocates in Uganda to stop the sexual exploitation of girls and young women at work

Stand with brave girls everywhere


Eudel, 8, is sponsored through Plan International. She loves going to school in Zimbabwe.

Sponsor a girl

I would like to tell my sponsor, thank you very much.

In Zimbabwe, eight-year-old Eudel’s life could have been very different. Growing up in a rural community with few resources used to make daily life a challenge. But today, through our child sponsorship programme, Eudel enjoys going to school, playing with friends and spending time with her grandmother.

Birtukan, 15, is a member of the Uncut Girls’ Club at her school.


In the past, everything connected to FGM felt intimidating. The club has given me the courage to say no.

In Ethiopia, we're working with 50 inspiring girls like Birtukan, through the Uncut Girls’ Club. Together, they're learning about femal genital mutilation (FGM), educating their community and empowering their peers, to help bring an end to the practice – and you can stand with them, by joining our Because I am a Girl campaign. 

Fundraise for us

I love knowing the money we raise will help everyone in the community.

From organising 10k runs to hosting bake sales – fundraisers like Tiharna are constantly amazing us with their activities. Being part of Team Plan is a very special experience – and there are so many ways you can get involved. Whether you want to walk, run or cycle, fundraise at your school or ask for donations instead of wedding gifts, we’ll support you all the way!

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