Meet Plan International Australia's Ambassadors
Jan Fran is a journalist and TV presenter. She hosts The Feed on SBSVICELAND, where she makes the news funny. Jan writes, directs and produces everything from long-form documentaries to sketch comedy segments for the show.
Jan Fran began her career as an SBS cadet and has shot and produced stories from all over the world for SBS World News and Dateline, often travelling solo. She was nominated for a Young Walkley award for a three-part series she shot on women in Uganda.
Jan is one of a handful of Australian journalists who was allowed into Nauru to cover the re-opening of Australia’s off-shore detention centre. In 2010, she moved to Bangladesh where she spent one year living in Dhaka and working as a communications specialist. She speaks three languages.
Benjamin Law is a journalist, columnist, TV screenwriter and author of The Family Law, Gaysia: Adventures in the Queer East and Quarterly Essay 67: Moral Panic 101.
The Family Law is also an award-winning TV series for SBS which Benjamin created and co-wrote over three seasons.
“For the longest time, Plan has been a global leader in protecting and helping vulnerable kids around the world. As well as building and providing the necessities needed for a dignified life – water, food, sanitation and education – Plan does crucial work in ensuring kids (especially girls’) rights are protected. I’m really chuffed to be an ambassador for their important work.” – Benjamin Law
Mimi Elashiry is a model, fashion blogger and dancer from Sydney, Australia. She rose to fame using the social media platform Instagram, where she has close to one million followers.
Mimi is a host on MTV Australia and a familiar face at Australian Fashion Week. She has modelled for Sass & Bide, Teen Vogue, Ellery, Zimmerman and Camilla, among many other well-known labels.
Mimi is classically trained in dance and has worked with international choreographers in Los Angeles. Mimi is passionate about gender equality and working towards a just world for girls around the globe.
Steve Biddulph is a psychologist who has worked with families for more than 30 years. His books - including Raising Boys, The New Manhood, Raising Girls, and 10 Things Girls Need Most - are read in four million homes and 32 languages. He now focuses on the mental health crises affecting girls and young women, and hosts a Facebook community of 170,000 professionals and parents worldwide discussing these issues. Now retired, he continues to write and teach. He is a dad, and a granddad.