Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen has been CEO of Plan International since September 2015 and is a SheDecides Champion. Prior to this, she was U.N. assistant secretary-general and deputy executive director for management at the United Nations Population Fund. Ms. Albrectsen is also chairman of the Board of the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data and a member of the Every Woman Every Child High Level Steering Group, Generation Unlimited Global Board, and International Civil Society Centre Board.
Girls, women, and marginalized groups are the least likely to have access to technology. This is more alarming than ever as the coronavirus pandemic moves more aspects of life online, write the leaders of UN Women and Plan International.
If the global development sector, one that exists to promote justice and equality, is not willing to take radical action, who will? Here is how to move on ensuring that we lead the way in workplace equality.
Girls' rights are being challenged in many countries in the world — even in Europe. At the start of the European Development Days, Plan International CEO Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen stresses that not enough is being done to challenge gender norms and urges the EU to act.
A year after committing to the global goals, Plan International CEO Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen struggles to see evidence that enough is being been done to ensure promises for women and girls will be met. Find out why — and what she says needs to be done about it.