Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen | The Daily Star
  • Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen

    The writer is CEO of child rights organisation, Plan International.

  • In Asia, the future is female

    Asia is a powerhouse of growth in the global economy. From the 1980s onwards, economic development across the region has lifted millions out of poverty and doubled Asia's share of the world economy. However, signs are there that things are moderating.
  • A world where girls are equal to boys

    Imagine a world where girls and young women are seen and heard, occupying positions of influence within their communities and beyond.
  • Girls drop out before SSC Examinations in Bangladesh

    Better lives for girls are coming, but we must speed up

    It is understandable that we focus on the injustices faced by girls – in getting the education they need, or having their voices heard, or simply to be an adolescent without being forced into marriage and motherhood. We must repeatedly demonstrate that girls are denied their rights simply because of their gender.