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Press Releases from PlanUK (3 total)

Schools join the fight against early and forced marriage

On the day the UK government is focusing on tackling domestic abuse – including forced marriage – Plan is launching the first-ever national education resource dedicated to the issue. We are providing thousands of secondary schools with a ground-breaking animated film and learning plan: ‘The Right to Say No’. Schools have long shied away from discussing the issue – despite hundreds of girls in the UK going missing to be married

Plan Urges Commonwealth Leaders to End Early and Forced Marriage

Ahead of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Perth, Australia, the Royal Commonwealth Society and Plan International have issued a joint call for action in a new policy paper. Entitled Empowering Girls: what the Commonwealth can do to end early and forced marriage, the paper reveals the shocking prevalence and damaging effects of early and forced marriage on girls across the Commonwealth. The paper highlights that more than ten

Plan to launch $2million emergency drought operation in Kenya: half sponsored ch …

PLAN is to launch a $2.5 million aid operation for children and families in Kenya affected by the East Africa drought. Emergency assessments have found that more than 27,400 sponsored children are affected by the crisis, which is around 38 per cent of total sponsored children in Kenya. Latest assessments have found the situation to be worse than previously believed. Immediate aid will target around 114,000 people, including sponsored children

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