There have been many evolutions of our Safer Cities work over the last four years, and looking back we have seen some incredible outcomes and progress as a result. Alice is one of our Sydney-based Youth Activists and here she reflect on her involvement with Free to Be.
Girls often go unseen and unheard in times of crisis and everyday inequalities are made worse. In honour of #WorldRefugeeDay we’re amplifying the voices of girls living in crisis settings and sharing their stories.
The fourth instalment in the series,' Adolescent Girls in Crisis: Voices from Beirut' is a joint report by Plan International and Monash University’s Gender, Peace and Security research centre, focussing on adolescent girls who are refugees in a city, particularly in the context of Lebanon.
This snapshot analysis from Plan International Australia looks at social media commentary around sportswomen, compared to sportsmen in Australia. It examines variations in the nature of comments on social media posts regarding sportswomen and sportsmen, as well as responses to comments and discussion among social media users, and identifies common themes.
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.
What reduces good humans to mere bystanders when someone is in trouble? We’ve put together a handy guide to help you break out of the bystander bubble next time someone needs a hand.
Disasters disproportionately affect those who are already held back by society and when they strike girls are often overlooked, and critically so.
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.
Local girls in Kampala, Uganda are taking a stand with a petition against violence and street harassment and they need your signature.
Almost a million Rohingya fled Myanmar and live in camps in Bangladesh. We spoke to girls caught up in this crisis.
After FGM caused martial issues for her daughter, Fatoumata refused to take her granddaughters to be cut.
Imam Naga Sacko lost his only daughter after she was cut. His story is driving change to end the harmful practice in his village.
Meet the grandmother determined to end female genital mutilation.
Driven by the death of her friend in the slums of Kampala Faridah is leading a group of girls making their city safer.
Over half those who have fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar are children.
More than half a million Rohingya people have fled Myanmar during the last few months. Among them, there are thousands of pregnant women.
Rohingya couple Dilara and Rahimullah grapple with this question every day.
We've highlighted five negative attitudes towards the food crisis in East Africa and how you can help correct the record.
This World Refugee Day we're addressing the importance of birth registration for displaced children.
Mary spent three years searching for her two sons who were kidnapped by Boko Haram. A month ago, she was finally reunited with her boys.
I could have been at a parenting class anywhere in the world. No sense of pain from a brutal war. No sense of hardship faced as a refugee. Just a bunch of mums chit-chatting about being mums.
Boko Haram, whose name means “Western education is forbidden” in the original Hausa, has made no secret of its strong opposition to education.
For Syrian children forging a new life, schooling and psychosocial support can provide friendship, community and a sense of belonging to help them feel safe and be kids.
As the world’s attention turns to Rio, Brazilian girls and women want to see the end of gender based violence and discrimination. These are just some of their stories.
The violence in South Sudan is leading to a children’s crisis.
I don’t know who came up with #nowomanever, but I love what it represents: a global groundswell of calling out threatening, harassing behaviour in all of its many forms.
For many Syrian women and girl refugees, exploitation, abuse and sexual harassment is a daily threat.