PLAN International

Type: Organization
Name: PLAN International
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated 21 hours ago - 1 reports

Charity pledges to raise £21m to stop FGM and child marriage

Any views expressed in this article are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation.LONDON, 22nd July 2014: Children's charity Plan International has today pledged to raise more than £21 million (€27.3m) to stop child marriage across Africa ... [Publicerad AlertNet - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 23 2014 - 2 reports

Slumdog star Freida Pinto's vows to fight for girls

Slumdog Millionaire star Freida Pinto has vowed to "kick up a fuss" about female genital mutilation (FGM). The Indian actress made a speech at an FGM and forced marriage summit in London, adding her voice to the fight for girls' rights around the world ... [Publicerad Irish Independent - Jul 23 2014]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 23 2014 - 1 reports

Banding together for girls' rights

Glory, Rejoice and Comfort. Three schoolgirls with unforgettable names. Three schoolgirls whose contribution to propelling girls' rights onto the world agenda may yet rival what Rosa Parks achieved for U.S. civil rights a half-century ago.One hundred ... [Publicerad Denver Post - Jul 23 2014]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 1 reports

Pinto: The graphic truth about FGM will live with me forever

Telegraph Wonder Women exclusive: The Slumdog Millionaire actress Freida Pinto shares her thoughts about the fight to end FGM and forced marriage, ahead of her speech today at the UK's first Girl Summit It took me 10 seconds to open my laptop and start ... [Publicerad Telegraph - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 1 reports

The Zambian children forced to marry

Seventeen-year-old Agnes (not her real name) was married three months ago to a man she had never met."My parents sat me down and told me I was no longer their responsibility. They wanted me to move out and start a life of my own," she recalls, sitting ... [Publicerad BBC - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 21 2014 - Updated Jul 21 2014 - 1 reports

Suspected 60,000 cases of tropical virus in Haiti

Any views expressed in this article are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation.HAITIAN health authorities are working to stop the spread of a tropical virus suspected of infecting more than 60,000 people in the country, reports children’s ... [Publicerad AlertNet - Jul 21 2014]
Entities: Haiti, Virus, Chikungunya
First reported Jul 21 2014 - Updated Jul 21 2014 - 1 reports

Teacher Mercilessly Beats up 3 Visually Impaired Children to Teach Discipline

A video, released from an unknown source on Monday, showed the brutal caning of three visually impaired children below 10 years, by the staff of a residential school for the blind in Andhra Pradesh.The incident reportedly took place on Friday, when school ... [Publicerad International Business Times India - Jul 21 2014]
First reported Jul 21 2014 - Updated Jul 21 2014 - 1 reports

EXCLUSIVE: Freida Pinto Talks Feminism, Fame And Angelina Jolie

Ahead of Girl Summit 2014, actress Freida Pinto talks feminism, fame and why Angelina Jolie inspires herYou’ll know Freida Pinto as the breakout star of Danny Boyle’s 2008 Brit movie, Slumdog Millionaire, and she's soon to co-star alongside Natalie Portman ... [Publicerad Marie Claire UK - Jul 21 2014]
First reported Jul 20 2014 - Updated Jul 20 2014 - 1 reports

CAR refugees dying in Cameroon hospitals

Any views expressed in this article are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation.REFUGEES fleeing violence in the Central African Republic are continuing to die in significant numbers after reaching the relative safety of Cameroon, reports ... [Publicerad AlertNet - Jul 20 2014]
First reported Jul 20 2014 - Updated Jul 20 2014 - 1 reports

RGM&Co. organizes forum on aid mobilization and transparency

Share this:Typhoon Haiyan and the increasing frequency and severity of natural disasters, and the subsequent relief aid that has been made available by public and private donors, has put aid effectiveness and transparency high on the agenda of donors ... [Publicerad Manila Bulletin - Jul 20 2014]
First reported Jul 19 2014 - Updated Jul 19 2014 - 1 reports

South Sudan: South Sudan - Situation Update as of 18 July 2014

Source: World Food Programme, Logistics ClusterCountry: South Sudan Highlights  From 10 –17July,the Logistics Cluster facilitated the delivery of 86mt of relief items on behalf of 14different humanitarian organisations(ACF, Care, Concern, Food ... [Publicerad ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Jul 19 2014]
First reported Jul 18 2014 - Updated Jul 18 2014 - 1 reports

Civil Registrars Spearhead Efforts to Achieve Universal Civil Registration in Asia-Pacific

Any views expressed in this article are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation.BANGKOK - A NEW network of civil registrars in Asia and the Pacific has been formed to ‘Get every one in the picture’ and push forward on regional efforts ... [Publicerad AlertNet - Jul 18 2014]

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..." The spokesperson would not say, however, when drilling is now set to begin, or reveal other details about the programme. "Our Monrovia office remains open. We are supporting the Government of Liberia to raise awareness of public health precautions related to Ebola, including a grant to Plan International.’’ The U S giant is operator of the block on 83%, with Canadian Overseas on 17%. The former is carrying the latter for drilling at the well. Canadian Overseas Petroleum shares eased 4.3% to 22 cents Wednesday, leaving a market cap of $76.9 million, based on 349.5 million shares outstanding. The 52-week range is 39.5 cents and 15.5 cents."
"When I signed the marriage paper I had no knowledge of the fact that it was the marriage paper."
She said: "I have thought about the fear every girl faces when she is taken into the forest and held still with her legs pinned down, or that moment when she realises her future husband is older than her father. The 29-year-old is an ambassador for children's development organisation Plan International and has met girls who have been affected by FGM and child marriage in Sierra Leone and Ethiopia."
"We believe it is important to take a lead on FGM and child marriage, and end these practices" said Nigel Chapman, ceo of Plan International

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SLUMDOG STAR'S PLEDGE ON FGM FIGHT [Publicerad Mail Online UK - Jul 22 2014]
Pinto: The graphic truth about FGM will live wi... [Publicerad Telegraph - Jul 22 2014]
The Zambian children forced to marry [Publicerad BBC - Jul 22 2014]
Suspected 60,000 cases of tropical virus in Haiti [Publicerad AlertNet - Jul 21 2014]
Teacher Mercilessly Beats up 3 Visually Impaire... [Publicerad International Business Times India - Jul 21 2014]
EXCLUSIVE: Freida Pinto Talks Feminism, Fame An... [Publicerad Marie Claire UK - Jul 21 2014]
CAR refugees dying in Cameroon hospitals [Publicerad AlertNet - Jul 20 2014]
RGM&Co. organizes forum on aid mobilization and... [Publicerad Manila Bulletin - Jul 20 2014]
South Sudan: South Sudan - Situation Update as ... [Publicerad ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Jul 19 2014]
When You Invest In Girls and Women, Everybody Wins [Publicerad Huffington Post - Jul 18 2014]
Appointment of Listing Committee Members [Publicerad Noodls - Jul 18 2014]
Civil Registrars Spearhead Efforts to Achieve U... [Publicerad AlertNet - Jul 18 2014]
Philippines Typhoon Kills 38 [Publicerad SA Breaking News - Jul 17 2014]
38 dead as Typhoon Rammasun hits Philippines [Publicerad WPBF - Jul 17 2014]
$250,000 windfall for Tsholotsho schools [Publicerad Zimbabwe Chronicle - Jul 17 2014]
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Haiyan survivors affected by new typhoon [Publicerad AlertNet - Jul 16 2014]
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Manila braces as Typhoon Rammasun hits [Publicerad CNN - Jul 16 2014]
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Via Stockhouse News, a report from Upstream: The International Oil & Gas Newspaper: Deadly Ebola virus delays Exxon (XOM) Canadian Overseas (V.XOP) exploration well. Excerpt:The deadly outbreak of the Ebola virus in parts of West Africa has forced ExxonMobil ...
South Sudan: South Sudan - Situation Update as ... [Publicerad ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Jul 19 2014]
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South Sudan: South Sudan - Situation Update as ... [Publicerad ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Jul 11 2014]
Source: World Food Programme, Logistics ClusterCountry: South Sudan Highlights From 03 to 10 July, the Logistics Cluster facilitated the delivery of 121 mt of relief items on behalf of 15 different humanitarian organisations (ACF, Care, CRS, Food ...
Zimbabwe: Southern Africa Weekly Report Map, 1-... [Publicerad ReliefWeb - Latest Maps - Jul 07 2014]
Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian AffairsCountry: Angola, Mozambique, Zimbabwe Angola : A Cabinet Commission Review found that during the 2013/2014 flood season, all provinces with the exception of Namibe recorded rains with ...
Guinea: Ebola fast turning into a global health... [Publicerad ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Jul 07 2014]
Source: PlanCountry: Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone 4 July 2014. The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is threatening to become a global health crisis endangering a vast population, warns Plan. The deadly disease has so far killed 481 people across Guinea, ...
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