An example of the ANCP partnership is the Safer Cities for Girls program, which Plan International Australia runs in Solomon Islands and Vietnam.
Developed with partner organisations UN-Habitat and Women in Cities International, the goal of Safer Cities for Girls is to build safe, accountable, and inclusive cities with and for adolescent girls.
A core part of this program is the Champions of Change curriculum, which involves a series of activities for boys and girls that are delivered through youth groups and schools, as well as with key community members like transport authorities and police.
While Champions of Change clubs give girls the tools to protect themselves and others from sexual harassment and the confidence to use and enjoy public spaces, the program also teaches boys to understand what kind of behaviour is unacceptable, encouraging boys and girls to see one another as equals.
In the 2022/23 Financial Year, grants from DFAT accounted for 26% of all income.
Plan International Australia is fully accredited and a trusted recipient of funds from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). Our accreditation is maintained through a rigorous process overseen by DFAT that is undertaken every five years. This involves an in-depth assessment of our management capacity, systems, operations, and linkages with the Australian community against a set of agreed criteria.
The DFAT Accreditation process ensures the Australian Government is funding professional, well-managed organisations that are capable of delivering quality development outcomes and are accountable to their stakeholders. It assures the Australian public that the Australian Government is working with the most effective partners. Plan International Australia is proud to be one of them.