We are thrilled to welcome youth advocate and proud intersectional feminist Yasmin Poole as our newest ambassador! Her journey with Plan International began in 2018, when she joined our Youth Activist Series (YAS), and Yasmin is now among Australia’s AFR Top 100 Most Influential Women. Focussing on the power of youth and why diversity is necessary to ignite social change, she is a strong voice for the rights of young people and equality for girls. Welcome Yasmin!
A blog by Dominique-Dee Jones, a member of our Youth Activists Series for 2020. This week Plan International Youth Activists are proud to release their youth-led research, A Better Normal: Girls Call For A Revolutionary Reset.
Despite being among the hardest hit by COVID-19’s secondary impacts, girls and young women continue to redefine leadership and strive for a more gender-just world.
This week, we want to say a very special, and heartfelt thank you to all of you – our incredible supporters – who have donated, advocated, fundraised, volunteered or even just shared our work with their friends and family during this difficult period – without you, we simply could not do the work we do. And to celebrate you, we're paying homage to some of our incredible supporters in the Plan International Australia community.
Around the globe, and in communities where Plan International works, girls are taking a stand and leading the fight to end female genital mutilation (FGM).
In 2019, we were able to reach more than 40 million children with our work in communities around the globe. What we do wouldn't be possible without the generosity and collective action of our supporters, and to say thank you, we wanted to show you the incredible impact you made over the course of a year.
To celebrate the power and potential of girls, today we’re releasing our special International Day of the Girl report – 'She Has a Plan: the unique power of girls to lead change'. We asked girls and young women around Australia to tell us about the issues they care about and the people who inspire them most.
Long standing advocates for children and gender equality, Friends of Plan Canberra are a community group who have supported Plan International for 40 years. In that time, they've raised an incredible $74,612 to support our life-changing projects around the world, and here they share their fundraising secrets!
Why is group street harassment by men towards women often viewed as harmless, part of normal, permitted, male behaviour when in fact for girls and young women it can be frightening, restricting and undermining? In this new research report, girls and young women share their stories and reflect on their experiences
In Uganda, as many as one in ten girls have been affected by sexual abuse and exploitation — and girls like Namusanza, Jazeo and Joy and tell us that this is a real issue for them at work.
After 2017 opened the floodgates of a growing global movement for gender equality, all eyes were on 2018 and what it would bring. Here are just some of the wins for gender equality from 2018.
On the 30th of November 2018 thousands of students worldwide left their schools to strike climate change inaction from their governments. It was a moment of true unity amongst the youth of society, a moment that signified a shared demand for action. But why climate change?
In Melbourne to launch the final instalment of our Adolescent Girls in Crisis series, Plan International's Global CEO, Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen spoke of the importance of listening to girls caught up in crises situations, in an opinion piece published by ABC online.
Often, real, tangible change can feel like an impossible task. Yet there is incredible power in numbers, especially when it comes to advocacy work. Here at Plan International Australia we have seen firsthand the progress that is possible when our community comes together for a common cause. This is what change looks like.
Saúl Zavarce is Venezuelan-born, a passionate advocate for gender equality and a great dancer, He is also Plan International Australia’s Campaigns & Youth Officer and recently he delivered the following speech to a 600-strong audience at a breakfast event organised by the International Day of the Girl Adelaide committee.
Schoolgirls in the community of Hatibandha, Bangladesh once had to wade across a dangerous river just to get to class, but they no longer need to thanks to the new girl's dormitory at their school.
According to our latest report, gender equality won’t be possible for the next generation of women if adolescent girls, aged 10-19 continue to be left out of our aid and development agenda.
Sydney and Kampala may seem worlds apart, but that didn’t stop our youth activists from each city sitting opposite one another to discuss their experiences of safety in the city.
We’re launching the findings our Unsafe in the City report, which reveals startling levels of street harassment and an overwhelming feeling from girls that they are powerless to change it.
This International Day of the Girl, we decided to dust off a blog post from last year, detailing why this day is so important.
Local girls in Kampala, Uganda are taking a stand with a petition against violence and street harassment and they need your signature.
2017 was one step away from feeling like the whole world was ablaze. It's time to start celebrating our wins.
In a country with a teenage pregnancy rate of 24 per cent, the Timorese government is currently considering the introduction of an alarming new family planning policy.
This is Georgia’s story about why she strives for change in the world and why she became one our Youth Activist Leaders.
We want you to know the facts about face-to-face fundraising and to let you know exactly where your donations go.
Plan International is 80 years old. So how has the world and our role in it changed?
Just when you think we’ve become apathetic, overwhelmed or fatigued in the face of global challenges, people surprise you. Where change seems impossible, people rise to the occasion.
All around the globe the rights of girls are in the balance, their freedoms are at risk and governments are making decisions that could change girls’ lives forever.