Right now, millions of girls are being married as children. Forced out of school. Killed by violence. Half the world’s population is being held back by inequality, but it doesn’t have to be this way.
When girls are educated and supported – their entire family and community benefits, including boys and men. Because gender inequality affects absolutely everyone. By standing with girls and empowering them to speak up, know their rights and lead, we’re working towards a better, more equal world for all.
Together with thousands of Australians just like you, we’re supporting girls around the world to access education, live free from violence, and pursue their dreams.
What does change look like?
When young people are heard, they drive incredible change.
Every two seconds a girl becomes a child bride somewhere in the world. But with support from people like you, young Plan International advocates worked to see child marriage fully outlawed in Malawi.
Girls are going hungry in crises and disasters. But Plan International’s food program has reached more than 423,000 people in South Sudan, with a focus on making sure girls aren’t left behind..
Girls are missing out on school because they have their period. But students (including boys) in Uganda are smashing taboos so that girls are no longer embarrassed to go to school.
Working with you, we’re making the world a more equal place for all.