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A boost for girls' rights from the radio

Girl with microphone

A girl speaks at a Plan child media event in Ghana

A radio station in Ghana has added a child rights show to their schedule after being inspired by Plan’s media clubs.

The programme is already having noticeable impact on girls’ leadership, self-confidence and status, and has raised their expectations. One member, Harriet Ndanu, says: “I dream of becoming a prominent journalist who works alongside influential figures to make a difference to people’s lives.”

Fighting gender discrimination

The clubs are part of Plan’s Girls Making Media programme in Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Togo. The programme helps children fight gender discrimination by developing the skills they need to speak out and influence public opinion.

Plan helps club members talk about issues affecting their well being, such as gender discrimination, gender-based inequalities and violence. Our experience in media and communication technologies enables us to run the project in hard-to-reach areas and reach a wide audience via national and community radio, television and print.

Find out more about Plan's child media work
Find out about our Because I am a Girl campaign