Plan Ireland

Promoting birth registration for child protection

Sierra Leone, Liberia
2012 - 2019

Founded in 1937, Plan is a leading international organisation working towards achieving universal children’s rights. HDF supported Plan’s programme in Sierra Leone and Liberia to promote birth registration for children’s development and protection. The right to registration has been recognised as a basic human right by the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. It is a foundational component of human rights and a tool for effective protection from child labour, child marriage, sexual exploitation, and trafficking.


TED talks ending violence against children

The challenge to end violence against children took centre stage at TEDSummit 2019 in Edinburgh. Howard Taylor, Executive Director of End Violence Against Children, explored the truly devastating scale of violence against children and the truly unprecendented opportunity we all…

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Leaders call for action at first ever African Summit to end FGM and child marriage

Speaking at the plenary opening session attended by more than 300 participants, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka said: “There is nothing that can justify these practices. No religious or cultural belief or medical reason…

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Two years on: the fund to end violence against children

Since 2016 $68,000,000 has been raised and $37,600,000 invested in 49 organisations. The scale of support for these initiatives is impressive, but more resources and momentum from across the public and private sectors are required to respond to a pervasive…

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