2022 Annual Report | DIGEST

3 OUR EXPERTISE: protection M illions of children and adolescents worldwide are at risk due to neglect and exploitation. “Our programs are designed to help prevent violence and keep children, especially girls, safe,” explains Dr. Tanjina Mirza, chief programs officer at Plan International Canada. “We work with communities to shift societal and cultural attitudes about practices like child marriage and female genital mutilation as well as other gender-based violence.” Together, 24 2022 Annual Report | DIGEST

from violence

9% of our FY22 program expenditures

we have achieved some notable gains. One local marriage registrar told us that his new motto is “No more child marriage. Go ahead with a dream in mind.” To help protect children and women from violence, we: Help shift cultural attitudes associated with harmful gender and social norms.

Lobby to improve laws, policies, systems and services.

Educate girls, parents and communities about the importance of keeping children safe from harm, violence and abuse. Support government and community protection services to keep children and youth safe.

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