Girls’ Platform for Action

Setting the Agenda: Girls' Platform for Action
12 August 2020

To support girl’s engagement in the Beijing+25 process, Plan International has undertaken consultations with girls across 12 countries to understand their views and priorities and to create this ‘Girls’ Platform for Action’. 

This study brings together findings of a consultation process that took place in the first half of 2020 to better understand adolescent girls’ views on the Beijing Platform for Action (BPfA) and to provide a tool for girls’ own advocacy and engagement in the Generation Equality Action Coalitions. What has emerged is a common set of priorities and recommendations expressed by adolescent girls, across the world. 

Over 350 girls aged 14-19 took part in a mixed method consultation process across 12 countries, including: Bolivia, Colombia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Ecuador, Kenya, Liberia, Nepal, Paraguay, the Philippines, Sierra Leone and Uganda. An additional 797 girls engaged with the process via online platforms.

This report is a reflection of the key themes that emerged as priorities for adolescent girls and their demands for action for each of the Action Coalition themes: gender-based violence, economic justice and rights, bodily autonomy, climate justice, technology and innovation, feminist movements and leadership.

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Youth empowerment, COVID-19, Gender-based violence