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Plan International publishes reports and publications by our technical teams and experts around the globe, and in conjunction with partner organizations and researchers.

Plan International Canada recognizes the value of knowledge mobilization to support the design and delivery of high-quality programming and evidence-informed advocacy on gender equality and children’s rights-based issues. Knowledge is our most important asset for achieving better and more equitable development results.

Explore our reports and publications below to learn more about our areas of work and how we work to remove barriers that keep children, especially girls from reaching their full potential.

Girl in mask

New Report: STATE OF THE WORLD’S GIRLS REPORT

Free to be online

Plan International spoke to 14,000 girls in 22 countries around the world, ages 15 to 24, and more than half have been harassed and abused on social media.

The most common negative effects of online harassment are lower self-esteem, loss of confidence, mental or emotional stress and problems at school.

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The case for holistic investment in girls

The case for holistic investment in girls

The case for holistic investment in girls

Emerging economies that achieve 100% secondary school completion rates for girls by 2030 could see their GDP being boosted by an average of 10%. This new report by Citi Global Insights and Plan International reveals that investment of CA $2 per day per girl in emerging economies can have a huge impact on countries’ overall economic potential.

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HALTING LIVES

HALTING LIVES

HALTING LIVES

A Plan International Canada survey conducted in 14 countries found that, out of over 7,000 girls and women surveyed, about 9 in every 10 girls felt increased anxiety due to the COVID-19 pandemic. More than half the girls surveyed expressed that social distancing measures have caused a major change in their lives.

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Periods in a pandemic

Periods in a pandemic

Periods in a pandemic

On any single day, 800 million diverse women and girls are menstruating and grappling with the unique challenges of doing so during a global pandemic. Coronavirus has made access to supplies harder and in some cases impossible. This report highlights the barriers COVID-19 is creating for people who menstruate, with a gendered lens.

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Going hungry

Going hungry

Going hungry

The COVID-19 pandemic is compounding widespread food insecurity around the world, as some 265 million people are at risk of acute food shortages unless immediate action is taken.

Some communities were already facing severe food shortages and hunger before COVID-19 hit. This report reveals information on how to address both hunger and the virus, with a gendered lens.

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