News and Stories - Appeal - 11 October 2023

Giving Day raises funds to Beat the Clock

Giving Day raises funds to Beat the Clock

Thank you to everyone who donated to Plan International Australia’s first ever Giving Day on October 11, International Day of the Girl. Thanks to our generous donors and matched givers, we raised over $90,000.

This is an incredible outcome – one we are so proud of and I hope you are too. If it weren’t for our donors, this would not have been possible.

What we set out to do on International Day of the Girl was create passion, optimism and momentum to Beat the Clock. A clock that predicts it will take 131 years before the world reaches gender equality. Five more generations of girls who will not see a world where the true potential can be achieved with no boundaries, no obstacles and no violence.

Our donors heard this message loud and clear and answered our call – to raise our voice, to empower all girls.

Your support brings us closer to a world where equality isn’t a dream but a reality for girls to come. These are just some of the ways your donation could help:

  • Providing Menstrual Health and Education: Your support can provide sanitary pads, menstrual health education, and essential support to girls, ensuring they can attend school, alongside their brothers confidently and without interruptions.
  • Ending Child Marriage: by providing critical support for girls, ensuring they have access to education and the opportunity to make their own life choices.
  • Supporting Girls’ Education and Empowerment: you are supporting girls in refugee settlements to access quality education, vocational training, and mentorship, helping them build a brighter future despite adversity.

Thanks to our matching partners L’Oreal, ModBoi, Surge Direct, Memoriam of Judith May Thomas, Dr Lindsay Sparrow, Plan International Australia Executive, Ms Mary Lou , Ms Mary Apostolopoulos and Dr Shaun Brennecke.

And thanks also to our amazing ambassadors who helped out at in the office and at Fed Square on the day: Benjamin Law, Emily Gielnik and Akec Makur Chuot.

What we’re doing to Beat the Clock

Learn more about the 131 year gender equality gap and read inspiring stories of young women around the world.

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