Why is Plan International partnering with The Body Shop?
As a certified B Corporation, The Body Shop has deep activist roots and strong values around empowering young women, which perfectly aligns with our own mission and purpose as the charity for girls’ equality.
Together in 2020, Plan International Australia and The Body Shop supported the next generation of leaders and activists, and worked to provide a platform for the Youth Activists to campaign for the issues they care about. By putting young people at the centre our work, we’re amplifying their voices to create the change we need to see in the world.
What is Plan International’s Youth Activist Series?
The Youth Activist Series (YAS) is a leadership development program for young people of all genders and identities between the ages of 16 and 24. It’s an opportunity to develop valuable skills, forge lifelong friendships and channel their passion for gender justice campaigning, speaking truth to power to create change.
What do young women get out of the program?
Over the course of the program, our Youth Activists will receive intensive training in gender equality literacy, advocacy and government relations, media and public speaking, communications and content collection, so they can go out into the world and tackle inequality head on.
Our Youth Activists are a force to be reckoned with, and we’re so proud to introduce you to our latest cohort!