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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?
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.
The stereotype about millennials being lazy, and self-absorbed is well and truly due to be put to bed.
What is life life for young people growing up in one of our closest neighbours?
We asked our Youth Activists how we as adults, parents, colleagues, uncles, aunts, grandparents and friends can help empower young people to take on the world.
We want to feel confident that we’re raising the next generation of boys to be allies.
For some, it seems to be the most offensive day of the year.
This is Georgia’s story about why she strives for change in the world and why she became one our Youth Activist Leaders.
At the young age of 13, Sanita stopped her own child marriage. Now 10 years later, she is a champion for girls’ rights and a role model in her community. This is her story.
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.
A little while ago we got a lovely surprise — a video created by Year 10 students Lottie and Sophie from Canterbury Girls’ Secondary College.
Plan International is 80 years old. So how has the world and our role in it changed?
For young people like Resty, Nololo and Sarak in Uganda, learning to start their own business means life-changing independence.
Passionate about bringing change to her home, Juliana, 12, became the voice of her community.
We’re wishing the Global Goals a happy first birthday! On this day last year, Australia was one of 193 countries that signed up to an ambitious set of goals and targets, known as the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Every single child, regardless of where they were born and where they are now, has the right to feel safe.
Being a teenage girl is tough. Being a teenage girl refugee is infinitely tougher.
The violence in South Sudan is leading to a children’s crisis.
To realise our vision of a fairer world for all, it’s vital that we overcome division.
The Ecuador earthquake has claimed the lives of over 650 people and injured over 16,600. According to the UN, over 280 schools have been damaged, leaving 120,000 children without access to education.
This week is National Youth Week, so we’re celebrating examples of young people stepping up to make a change, just like Santiago.
New survey data published by Plan International and Our Watch in the report titled ‘Don’t send me that pic’ reveal Australian teenage girls’ perceptions about uninvited sexually explicit images, pressure to take and send sexy photographs and cyberbullying.
Wide-eyed and intensely focused, Vai holds onto every word as a local Plan staff member reads a letter from her sponsor.
Aussie kids are back to school this week – that means new pencils, a few nerves, big smiles and growing up. We love back-to-school week at Plan International.