Of special note…

In Double Jeopardy

All the risks girls run in the regular course of their lives because of their gender and age are significantly heightened in times of crisis. In an emergency, they are less likely than their brothers to be rescued or adequately fed. They are more vulnerable to violence and abuse. Released to coincide with the second International Day of the Girl on October 11, the 2013 State of the World’s Girls Report, In Double Jeopardy: Adolescent Girls and Disasters, lays out the facts. It calls on governments and the humanitarian community to pay attention to the particular needs of adolescent girls for protection, healthcare and education – to include them in disaster preparedness planning and listen to what they have to say. Learn more »

The larger picture: What Plan International accomplished in developing countries in 2014