We like to think of Sydney as a welcoming city, a positive place that celebrates diversity and inclusion. A city that makes it easy to live, work, study and play. Yet for a lot of girls and young women who call Sydney home, that’s just not the reality. Plan International Australia surveyed 500 young women in Sydney aged 18-25 to gain insight into how they experience public spaces in Australia’s biggest city.
The terms and conditions for the Girls Take Over social competition. There can be up to seven winners who will participate in the Plan International Australia #girlstakeover by taking over the office of a parliamentarian for a day to advocate for girls in leadership.
Australia's views on Child Sponsorship. Plan International Australia’s child sponsorship program reduces poverty for the long term by tailoring projects that match the needs of children in each community, and by fighting gender inequality through helping girls unlock their potential.
the alignment of Australia’s overseas development assistance (ODA) budget, policy, programs and performance benchmarks with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (Part 1). a rethinking of Australian ODA’s current focus on private sector-led economic development and aid-for-trade (Part 3) and in its place, prioritise empowering the poorest and most marginalised in the low income countries across the aid program (Part 4); and. reframing how the Australian Government talks about why our nation supports using tax payers’ money to support foreign aid (Part 5).
In March 2015, Greens Senator Lee Rhiannon introduced a private members bill called International Aid (Promoting Gender Equality) Bill 2015. The Bill requires the government’s aid budget to have regard to reducing gender inequality.
This report includes voices from hundreds of young people around the world and carries their messages about how climate change affects them.
Plan International strongly opposes the detention of asylum seeker children. In May 2014, we made our stance clear in a submission to the Human Rights Commission’s National Inquiry into Children in Immigration Detention which argues for the release of all children from immigration detention and, in the interim, the appointment of an independent monitor for children in detention.
This submission focuses on the many barriers girls in the Indian Ocean – Asia Pacific Region face in our region when trying to access a quality education.
In January 2014, the Australian Government announced that it was going to develop new performance benchmarks for its overseas development program and asked for input from key stakeholders. Our submission stresses that any new aid benchmarks should be founded on core human and child rights principles and international agreements on aid effectiveness such as the Paris Principles.
While still in opposition, the Abbott government committed to cutting billions of dollars to Australian international development assistance, a promise which it fulfilled when it took office. In response, the Senate inquiry on Australia’s Overseas Aid and Development Assistance Program asked for submissions on the likely consequences of these cuts for Australia’s overseas aid and development assistance program. In this submission, we argue that Australia’s aid commitment should reflect Australia’s relative prosperity and the values which underpin a fair and just society including human rights.