We stand together. For dignity. For equality. For justice.
Everyone is equal in the sight of God. Yet we live in a world where poverty still persists.
Poverty is an outrage against humanity. It robs people of their dignity and lets injustice thrive. But together we have the power to transform lives.
For over 70 years, we’ve been standing with the poorest of our neighbors. We work in 37 countries, with people of all faiths and none, to stand up for dignity, equality, and justice.
Plan International was founded over 80 years ago with a mission to promote and protect the rights of children.
Today, we are a global organisation that is active in over 70 countries to advance children’s rights and equality for girls. Over the next 5 years our ambition is to transform the lives of 100 million girls.
The organisation was set up by British journalist John Langdon-Davies and refugee worker Eric Muggeridge in 1937, with the original aim to provide food, accommodation and education to children whose lives had been disrupted by the Spanish Civil War.
Langdon-Davies conceived the idea of a personal relationship between a child and a sponsor – a model that puts the child at the centre, and remains the core of what we do.