planasia On 17 January, 2016, #PlanInternational #India kicked off its month long Safer Cities campaign in New Delhi. An event was held at Dilli Haat which included a street play performed by children from Plan communities. Along with this, members of the public were engaged in a number of awareness raising activities and given campaign souvenirs.

The Safer Cities campaign is committed to increasing safety and access to public spaces for #women and #girls; their independent and unrestricted use of public transport and meaningful participation in urban governance, planning and management. A global initiative led by Plan International, Safer Cities is currently being implemented in five cities across the globe: #Delhi, Cairo, Hanoi, Kampala and Lima. #SaferCities
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planasia Children draw pictures of #girls and #boys at school in #Guangnan, largely made up of left-behind #children.

More than 80% of students in secondary schools in Guangnan board from Sunday evening to Friday afternoon during the semester. Many don’t even go home on weekends since both parents are migrant workers. #China is home to 268 million rural migrant workers leaving behind more than 60 million children – or one in four. More than 33 million of these children are in China’s rural boarding schools. On average, the girls and boys are between 6-10cm shorter and weigh 3-9kg lighter than children in the cities, a result of malnourishment and illness.
To tackle this, Plan International China runs a programme funded by Credit Suisse in 26 schools in the county, supporting children with vocational, financial and life skills lessons, along with a range of participatory and interactive activities to get everyone more engaged. These include everything from group discussions, brainstorming, and presentations to role play, drama performances and debates.
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planasia Girls play in front of their damaged school in Dolakha district, #Nepal

Working in 16 village development committees, Plan International’s response in Dolakha district has reached 56% (approximately 103,655) of the nearly 185,099 inhabitants – making it the largest #humanitarian operation area for Plan International in Nepal following the #earthquake.
Plan International established Temporary Learning Centres, distributed school kits and trained teachers and facilitators in emergency education, psychosocial support, and child protection and life-saving messages.
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planasia After learning the basics of photography, storytelling and news writing, 24 #youth reporters from #Makwanpur district in #Nepal went back to their communities to speak to children and adults and report on the issues affecting them most after the #earthquake. Through the interviews, youth reporters uncovered the most pressing needs of communities, which ranged from the lack of clean drinking water to damaged schools and the fear of aftershock. 3w

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planasia #Children take part in safety drill at their floating #school in #Cambodia
Students and teachers at a floating lower secondary school in Kampong Chhnang province demonstrated their preparedness in the face of a #disaster. They can now run their own emergency drills, have installed safety boxes in their classrooms and made life jackets available in the boats carrying students back and forth between home and school.
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planasia Students practice their first aid skills during a school evacuation drill in #Jakarta

This activity is part of the #ASEAN Safe Schools Initiative (ASSI) - a project aimed at making schools safer places for students by reducing and mitigating risks. It is a partnership between ASEAN members and NGOs including #Plan International to develop a regional strategy for school safety.
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planasia #Girls in #India know they have the right to do anything - even win Master Chef! Forty youth in #Delhi attended a creative workshop to paint, draw and make collages about what girls' #rights mean to them. The event was held to launch The State of the Girl Child in India 2015 report. 2mon

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planasia On #WorldAidsDay, Plan International #Thailand together with its local partner hosted an event to educate school children on the importance of safe sex, spread of HIV/AIDS within communities and the rights of HIV patients. 2mon

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planasia #PlanInternational's Early Childhood Care and Development Programme has been running playgroups in #TimorLeste to support #children during the most critical phase in their development – the first five years.
The early childhood #education centres also provide stimulating educational meetings for parents where they learn how to take care of their children if they fall sick and the importance of good hygiene and sanitation to keep their children healthy.
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planasia While at high school, Amrita participated in the Better Life Options Programme (BLOP) operated in her village under the Girl Power Project. She has learned the disadvantages of #childmarriage and knew that marriage before 20 will affect her physical health, hampers education and creates problems with reproductive health.
Thus when a marriage proposal came for here when she was 16, she made it clear to her parents that she do not want to marry. Due to her stance against marriage, her parents declined the proposal.
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planasia Today is International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. See how we aim to #endviolenceagainstwomen https://plan-international.org/gender-based-violence 2mon

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planasia Young boy in #TimorLeste being checked for malnutrition using the Mid-Upper Arm Circumference (MUAC) band.

Many Timorese children and parents struggle with the most basic requirements of life - food and water. In Timor Leste, the mortality rate among children under five is one of the worst in the world. One of the main causes of the high mortality rate among children is malnutrition. As many as 40% per cent of children suffer from growth disorders caused by poor diet which makes children even more susceptible to diseases.

During the rainy season families can harvest crops, but the dry season is difficult for poor families. They must buy all their food, so their diet becomes poorer and families struggle to feed their children. #PlanInternational is saving lives by building water pumps in villages allowing families to improve their hygiene and enabling them to maintain kitchen gardens.
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planasia Happy Universal #ChildrensDay!
Today we’re celebrating the power children have when they participate in making decisions that affect them.
Thousands of inspiring children around the world are making a real difference to the lives of others in their families, communities and countries.
At PlanInternational, we believe that including children in decision-making processes that affect them is vital. When you see the impact of these inspiring youngsters, you’ll see why!
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planasia At the school hygiene club run by Plan International in Pha Oudom district of northern #Laos, #children learn about clean water, personal hygiene and hand-washing, the importance of a clean environment, and the benefits of using latrines. 3mon

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planasia Children reading the Voice of Children magazine delivered by Plan International to rural schools in #China 3mon

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planasia Why do girls get married as children? Plan International has spoken to communities in #Indonesia, #Pakistan and #Bangladesh to find out why girls are getting married as young as 12 years old.
We found that poverty, gender equality, dowries and a lack of access to education and healthcare all play a role in children being forced into a lifetime of adult responsibilities. Plan International is working to #endchildmarriage.
Read the new report: https://plan-international.org/acmi-report
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planasia Schoolchildren in #Myanmar play 'Risk Land' boardgame to learn about #disaster response and preparedness. 3mon

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planasia Happy Global Handwashing Day! 4mon

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planasia Cash-for-work group in #Nepal are on their way to build a bridge that will help to reconnect children to their school again. The money received will also be used by group members to rebuild their house damaged by the #earthquake. 4mon

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planasia A new mother in Dolakha district shares a tender moment with her newborn child as she receives support from a local community health volunteer supported by #PlanInternational #Nepal. 4mon

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