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Escaping child marriage
“The people from Plan International came to our house and talked to my parents about the bad effects child marriage can have on girls like me. They also reminded them that child marriage is illegal."
Read Farjina’s story and find out how we’re helping many girls like her escape from child marriage.
Helping girls learn without fear
Around the world girls experience violence on their way to school. For them the daily commute to and from school may be terrifying.
Every child has the right to learn – education can help to build self-esteem, empower girls to become independent, earn a sustainable income and take control of their lives. One of the major barriers to girls’ successfully completing a quality education is the prevalence of sexual, physical or psychological violence in and around schools.
We support millions of girls to get the education they need, working to ensure free and equal access to quality, safe education so that all girls can learn without fear.
Speaking out against FGM
12-year-old Kadia from Mali is speaking up for children’s rights by challenging village elders and encouraging discussion – and doing all she can to prevent any more girls experiencing FGM.
"It’s Plan International’s work which has given me all this knowledge and strength to be able to express myself in front of important people, even the village chief, to talk about my rights and such a taboo subject as FGM."