Founded in 1937,Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organization that advances children;'s rights and equality for girls. We strive for a just world by working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners. 

We engage people and partners to:

  • Empower children, young people and communities to make vital changes that tackle the root causes of discrimination against girls, exclusion and vulnerability.

  • Drive change in practice and policy at local, national and global levels through our reach, experience and knowledge of the realities children face.

  • Work with children and communities to prepare for and respond to crises and to overcome adversity.

  • Support the safe and successful progression of children from birth to adulthood. 

To fulfill the promise of the 2030 Global Goals, our 5-year Global Strategy is designed to deliver significant change for girls and boys, putting a special emphasis on gender equality. 

We see clear links between fulfilling children’s rights, achieving gender equality and ending child poverty. Every girl and boy has the right to be healthy, educated, protected, valued and respected in their own community and beyond. 

We support these rights from when children are born to when they reach adulthood. We work to ensure that girls and boys know their rights, and have the skills, knowledge and confidence to fulfill them. This approach inspires and empowers children and communities to create long-lasting change.

Girls have the power to change the world. Our ambition is to work beside them and together we take action so 100 million girls learn, lead, decide and thrive.

Our global advocacy work not only focuses on international policy but also ensures national governments can meaningfully implement and uphold laws that advance children’s rights and gender equality at community level.

We have been working in Nigeria since 2014 and focus on education, health and child participation. Our priorities in Nigeria are;

  • Disaster risk management: Supporting children and their families to overcome the effects of conflict

  • Health: Improving the health of women and children

  • Child participation: Strengthening child participation in Nigeria children's parliament.

Plan International Nigeria is helping adolescent girls build life skills and acquire knowledge to claim their rights in Calabar

Plan International is supporting girls like Salma, 16, to return to school following the upheaval caused by Boko Haram attack

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Plan International provides families in Nigeria with cash transfer is a critical step to address the growing nutrition emergency caused by Boko Haram attacks