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G7 makes commitments on girls’ education

The G7 countries announced a global commitment of US$2.9 billion for girls’ education in crises. The G7 also endorsed a Declaration supporting the importance of investing in children’s education in crises, with a special focus on girls who face additional barriers because of their gender. This Declaration, coupled with the substantial financial investment, will help unlock the power of girls living in the world’s most difficult places by realising their right to an education.

Trafficked girl became pregnant after being sexually exploited

Every year, more than 8,000 girls and women are trafficked in Nepal. They are being trafficked within Nepal, across the border into India or to other countries.

Trapped in refugee camps, Rohingya girls dream of school and safety

Noor is 11 and lives in a camp with her parents and older brother and sister. She attends mosque every morning and learns Arabic there. When she returns to her tent after her lesson, she says there is nothing for her to do.

1,200 females support Run for Girls

The second Run for Girls co-organised by Plan International Hong Kong and women’s magazine Cosmopolitan was successfully held on 29 April. Near 1,200 females signed up for the 10.11Km or 3Km race to fight for girls’ rights and justice.

A mobile app stops child marriage in Bangladesh

Bangladesh continues to have one of the highest child marriage rates worldwide, despite laws that ban early marriages. With more than 50 per cent of all girls in the country being married off before the age of 18, Plan International and the government of Bangladesh have launched a mobile application to tackle the harmful practice.

Scholarships change the story for girls

Recently graduated from high school with flying colours, Erika is determined to become a cardiologist or a neurosurgeon and has applied for scholarships at top universities. Four years ago, she had to leave her studies behind as her family was living in poverty. With Plan International’s help, she could continue her education.

Helping an orphan girl’s future bloom

To open their eyes to their potential, Plan International is working to help teenagers, especially girls, build life skills, including self-confidence, interpersonal communication techniques and career planning through the Better Life Options and Opportunities Model+ (BLOOM+) project in Nigeria.

Plan International Hong Kong Youth eNews (May 2018)

‘Youth Conference 2018’ will be held in August and September 2018. Application is now open to students of F.3 or above. Participants will exchange ideas with other young people and develop global citizenship through desktop research, discussion, public speaking, and poster design. Application deadline is 20 June 2018 (Wednesday).

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