Only by changing male behaviour can we make our cities safer for girls
We're working with men and boys to improve their attitudes and make them allies to city girls' safety, blogs Plan International CEO, Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen.
Girls must seize the moment and claim their cities
Women and girls need to plan with the city and not be planned for, blogs Dr Ellie Cosgrave, Director of the City Leadership Lab, University College London.
- Dr Ellie CosgraveDirector of the City Leadership Lab, University College London
This is how Girls Get Equal
Girls Get Equal is the world’s biggest girl-led campaign for gender equality. Now is the time for change, blogs Plan International CEO, Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen.
The UN is Failing Girls in Crisis
This week, world leaders are arriving in New York for the UN General Assembly. They will gather around the world’s top tables to talk about the most troubling crises of our time. Many words will be spoken, but too few about those who need them most - the millions of girls in crisis across the globe.
Aneeka: I believe in the power of collective action
Young activist Aneeka McNamara took over Metro Trains in Melbourne, Australia last year to highlight the safety concerns of young women. The experience has convinced her of the importance and power of collective action in the fight for gender equality.
- Aneeka McNamaraYouth Campaigner
How we helped secure $3 billion for the world’s most vulnerable girls
Two years of public campaigning and face-to-face advocacy won huge support for girls' education in emergencies at the G7, blogs Amanda Sussman of Plan International Canada
- Amanda SussmanHead of Policy, Plan International Canada
Rohingya crisis: why we must listen to girls
Now that a year has passed since the start of the Rohingya crisis, we must look at the long-term needs of girls whose lives have been affected. And the only way to do this is by listening to girls themselves.
- Orla MurphyCountry Director, Plan International Bangladesh
Girls spoke truth to power at G7 Whistler Meetings
Young female advocates spoke truth to power at the G7 Whistler Meetings and helped secure a historic commitment to adolescent girls across the globe. It's no coincidence, blogs Natasha Harris-Harb.
- Natasha Harris-HarbUNGEI & Plan International summer associate
All young people deserve to be safe - especially at school
Whether at school, at home, in public spaces or online – all children and young people must feel and be safe. However, a simple walk to school, especially for girls and LGBTIQ+ young people, can pose a serious threat to their mental health and safety.
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