Aïssa, 22, is a radiant young woman. The blue veil brings out her sparkling eyes. Nothing seems to indicate that she is suffering. But that's not the case. Aïssa has been incontinent as she suffered from fistula (an abnormal connection between two hollow spaces), a result of a difficult childbirth when she was just 16 years old.


In Guinea, 97% of women have endured Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). The practice is deeply rooted in Guinean culture, and the majority of the population still defends this harmful tradition. Nantenin was a cutter and has decided to put down her knife after Plan International's interventions.


Girls in Cairo often get sexually harassed on their way to school but they don’t report the crime. A UN study found that 99% of Egyptian girls and women have been harassed, they also found that only 6.6% of victims request help from security forces at the scene of the harassment.


It is estimated that 13,000 girls in Nepal worked as domestic servants under the Kamalari system. When the Nepal government outlawed the practice in 2000, around 11,000 girls, including 3,800 rescued by Plan International since 2006, were released. Earlier this year, Kanie Siu, CEO of Plan Hong Kong visited Nepal to interview a few women who were trapped in the system before.


International Women’s Day on the 8th of March marks the celebration of women’s rights and their achievement. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted by the United Nations in 2015 clearly states the roadmap for achieving gender equality and empowerment of all women and girls.


Sexual abuse and exploitation has no place in our world, and certainly not among those who serve the most vulnerable.


To raise public awareness of the threats faced by girls in developing countries, Jo Ngai, the former anchor is invited to present the "news" of a sexual violence victim in Sierra Leone.


While the world has achieved progress towards gender equality, girls in developing countries continue to suffer discrimination and injustice, and they face threats of violence, exploitation and abuse. A group of boys chooses to step up and speak for vulnerable girls, hoping to raise public’s awareness.


The 5th “Because I am a Girl– Donate a Pencil Campaign” was successfully held from 10 to 22, October 2017. The audit report, which is voluntarily audited by Dominic K. N. Tai & Company, is completed.


As a Plan sponsor, we cordially invite you to join our sponsor trip to witness children, families and communities benefit from your generous support. You may also have a chance to visit your sponsor child if he/she lives in the communities.