Plan International Ghana is committed to improving child protection including during emergencies. We achieve this through child participation, addressing gender stereotypes and capacity building initiatives.
Youth groups are a major part of our strategy on protection at the community level. The activities of Plan International’s child and youth advocacy groups have been recognised by local government agencies and community members around Ghana.
In one example, a youth group highlighted some poor quality construction work in their town and the local government promised to take action on the various shortfalls and suggestions they provided. Advocacy groups are also actively involved in district budgeting and form influential partnerships in communities to ensure they have a voice.
Our Girls Making Media project is a successful method of teaching and communicating on gender equality, social media and journalism to equip young people with the knowledge and skills to be strong youth advocates on gender issues.