How we can tackle gender inequality
Dismantling the underlying inequalities that cause poverty is central our development and humanitarian work.
Our approach starts with assessing and understanding where the need is greatest, and who is most disadvantaged, then designing our programs to ensure real needs are met and the root causes are addressed.
When given the opportunity firstly to simply survive, and then to learn, make decisions, thrive in life, and lead the change in their communities, girls rise to help create a better world for themselves, their families and the communities around them.
We’ve also developed a research tool, Gender Compass, that segments the broader Australian public into six groups according to their views on gender equality. This tool is essential in helping to shift harmful attitudes against women. It has been shared publicly and freely for all to use.
How you can support girls
You can stand with girls and their families and empower them to speak up, to know their rights and lead. Make a regular donation to Plan International Australia through our Change for Girls program, and together we can create a better, more equal world for all.
You can also join us on International Day of the Girl, 11 October, as we celebrate the power of girls and highlight to barriers they face.
1 UNICEF Data, There are 1.3 billion adolescents (aged 10-19 years) in the world today making up 16 per cent of the world’s population (April 2022).
2 UNICEF global databases, 2022
3 UNICEF, A Statistical Snapshot of Violence against Adolescent Girls, New York (2014) p.1
4 The UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS), One in Five Children, Adolescents and Youth is Out of School, (2018) p.2
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