Plan International

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This encyclopedia entry sketches how the child-focused development NGO Plan International changed evolved from working mainly through child sponsorship to applying a rights-based approach (RBA). It marks that early on Plan already involved celebrities (such as Eleanor Roosevelt) in its work. This would gradually become a widespread practice in the field. Later Plan became one of the pioneers in developing and applying child/human rights-based approaches to development. As a result, in 2017 the organization concluded that, in the spirit of children’s and human rights, it must extend its activities to young people up to 24 years old. Plan's approach to RBA is community-based, with distinctive particular attention for girls, and for youth participation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationElgar Encyclopedia of Development
Subtitle of host publicationElgar Encyclopedias in the Social Sciences
EditorsMatthew Clarke, Xinyu (Andy) Zhao
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781800372122
ISBN (Print)9781800372115
Publication statusPublished - 17 Oct 2023

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