Youth leadership in Lebanon

Supporting children and young people to lead positive changes within their own communities.

Girls take part in a discussion about their rights

We work alongside our partners to ensure children and young people can understand and take positive action to defend their rights to protection, education and equality.


After learning about project management, advocacy and risk mapping, adolescents in Minyeh, North Lebanon were asked to identify key areas where their lives could be improved.

They voted that the local football pitch should be rehabilitated. As a result, the pitch has been improved and new nets and training equipment have been provided. This work means young people in Minyeh can now spend quality time exercising and learning in a safe space.


As part of a Plan International programme, a group of young people received life skills training over 4 months. As part of the training, they learned leadership skills. 

To mark the 16 days of activism against gender-based violence, the young people decided to take the lead on the issue of child marriage by conducting awareness raising sessions in 3 private schools in South Lebanon. 

This work led to a collaboration with these schools that has supported the young people to enhance their communications and leadership skills.


Adolescent girls in Tyre, South Lebanon decided to shed a light on harassment as both physical and verbal abuse are a serious issue where they live.

As a result, 11 girls from the area called for a meeting with municipality members and police officers to raise this ongoing issue. Following this discussion, the girls, along with Plan International Lebanon staff members and local police officers, raised awareness of the issue by distributing flyers on the streets of Tyre.

The girls showed how they can be empowered to make positive changes in their communities by influencing decision-makers on a prevalent issue.


Through Girls Takeover, girls and young women assume the role of leaders on International Day of the Girl to tear down the barriers of discrimination that continue to hold girls back. 

This year, Rasha, a young woman from Lebanon took over the role of the creative director at Leo Burnett in Lebanon, a global advertising agency. She called for the equal representation of girls and women in advertising.