Disability – not a hindrance to leadership
Meet 16-year-old Saruna, who has defied societal stereotypes and prejudice to become a symbol of empowerment for girls with disabilities.
Girls Get Equal is a campaign for girl’s power, voice and leadership.
Our vision is a world where girls and young women, in all their diversity, are able to make decisions about their lives and shape the world around them.
For girls and young women to lead change themselves, we must engage power holders so girls have equal power to take part in the decisions that affect their lives. Girls must have equal freedom to speak up in public and online without fear of violence and harassment, and equal representation so they are no longer held back by harmful stereotypes in the media.
In October 2018, Plan International launched Girls Get Equal, a global game-changing initiative set to transform the very core of what it means to achieve equality for girls and young women.
The primary audience for the campaign is young people aged 15-24. Campaign activities are youth-led wherever possible, meaning their voices, actions and lived realities inform our thinking and planning throughout.
Girls and young people come together to co-design the campaign strategy and activities. We have established YouthHub, a safe space to bring together young people from diverse backgrounds to share their thoughts on making the campaign youth-friendly and girl-centred.
Current Girls Get Equal activities in Nepal: