100 Million Reasons to Act for Girls
Girls Get Equal is Plan International’s new global girl-led campaign* for gender equality, which aims at ensuring every girl and young woman has power over her own life and can shape the world around her. We are aiming to change the way girls are valued in society so they no longer have to face injustice and oppression.
Plan International has a bold new ambition:Together, we are taking action so that 100 million girls can Learn, Lead, Decide and Thrive.
We will work with all children, our partners and supporters over the next 5 years to help 100 million girls transform their lives.
*The global campaign to transform girls’ lives through education, Because I am a Girl, ran from 2012 to 2018.
We will work to transform the lives of vulnerable girls and boys, but girls are disproportionately disadvantaged compared to boys, whether in education, health, work or family life. By challenging the root causes of inequalities we will achieve large-scale changes, because gender equality will secure a better world for all children.
Girls have the power to change the world, but at current rates of change, it will take decades for girls and boys to be treated as equals. There are so many more girls we can work with to secure their rights and achieve their dreams. Working with our partners, young people and supporters, Plan International is scaling up our global efforts to achieve equality for girls.
Together, we will achieve something amazing by 2022.
Sustainable Development Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.
Our ongoing research shows that many girls in the developing world face double discrimination because of their gender and age, leaving them to languish at the bottom of the social ladder. They are often denied access to health services and education, and succumb to violence, abuse, and harassment. Working with our partners, young people and supporters, we pledged to promote girls’ voices and visibility, influence major policy outcomes based on their priorities and drive investments in their futures.