Young people must have the opportunity to lead change within their own communities. We seek ways to enable vulnerable children to understand and defend their rights.
Across the world girls suffer injustices every day simply because they are young and female. We aim to help the girls’ rights movement to grow, to take it from grassroots to global, so girls have greater control in their lives.
We encourage boys and young men to respect girls and women, and empower them to become allies to the global girls’ rights movement.
Climate change activists disaster proof their communities
Louisa, 15, is among a group of young activists from the Philippines who have secured funding from their local council to help their community adapt to climate change and prepare for disasters.Read more
Girls and female MPs promote gender equality in Egypt
Egypt may have a poor record on gender equality but Plan International is helping girls communicate with female MPs to bring an end to FGM and child marriage.Read more
Girls help secure child marriage ban in Malawi
Following a year-long campaign, Plan International Malawi, youth groups and NGOs have helped secure a ban on child marriage.Read more
Meet the boys taking a stand against violence
Boys are standing up for gender equality and breaking down the attitudes that cause violence against girls and women, as part of Plan International Brazil’s Goals for Peace Project.Read more
Young Nicaraguans challenge sexual violence against girls
Plan International Nicaragua works together with young people to make sure girls and boys know about their rights and are more able to protect themselves from violence.Read more
Honduras outlaws child marriage
Honduras’s decision to fully ban child marriage for all young people under the age of 18 is a historic achievement for girls’ rights.Read more