Plan International Statement
Plan International Zambia is aware of concerns that have been raised about Plan International Finland’s campaign on teenage motherhood featuring a girl from Zambia.
The advocacy campaign ran in Finland in 2017 for three weeks.
We are closely engaging with relevant government line ministries over the concerns raised and considering the matter thoroughly. We will respond in due course after concluding our discussions with the government.
About Plan International:
Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.
We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it’s girls who are most affected. Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.
We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.
We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 75 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.
About Plan International Zambia
Plan International has been working in Zambia since 1996. We work in 35 communities focusing on education, health, water and sanitation, youth economic empowerment and child protection.
Head of Communications
Plan International Zambia