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.
Girls stand up to stop child marriage
Plan International is committed to promoting children’s rights and protecting children from early and forced marriages. See how our programmes are empowering children to become the catalysts of change, and helping young women to end child marriages in their communities.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
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
Indonesia’s disabled rights champion
Rinja, 17, became paralysed 3 years ago and was forced to drop out of school. With support from Plan International she is now back at school and campaigns for the rights of children with disabilities in Indonesia.Read more
Girls raise voices to make Egypt's cities safer
Girls like Mariam from Egypt, are influencing the future of their cities so they become safe places where girls can make the most of the opportunities they provide.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