Girls Get Equal, Plan International’s global girl-led campaign, has been launched since 2018. It aims to empower 100 million girls and young woman to learn, lead, decide and thrive, and protect them from inequality and violence.

(*2020 Global Figures)

How We Advance Equality for Girls?

(*2020 Global Figures)

Healthy development programmes for
4,002,243 girls

6,108,737 girls
with better access to education

Improving sexual and reproductive health
for 5,501,362 girls

2,986,609 girls supported
to be active citizens

Gender-sensitive child protection
for 5,716,214 girls

1,190,504 girls with skills training
and work opportunities

Programme Highlights 

(*Year 2020)

Fight Period Shaming

Girls who are menstruating are often considered ‘unclean’ according to the traditions in Nepal. They are required to be isolated in ‘menstrual huts’ called Chhaupadi, which are barren huts with a terrible environment, as well as stay away from any water sources or male member of the family. A number of deadly accidents happened in these huts were recorded. To eliminate the stigma on menstruation and provide girls with a comfortable place to rest and learn about menstruation, Plan International carried out various measures in the country in 2020. Besides promoting correct reproductive health knowledge, recyclable napkin DIY workshops were organised for girls to make sanitary pads for use. A menstrual-friendly latrine and reproductive health room at school were also constructed.

Menstrual-Friendly Environment

In Cambodia, most latrines are not very hygienic and lack facility for dumping used menstrual products. Girls often need to go back home during school breaks to change their pads and it is very troublesome. Therefore, Plan International built a high-privacy, hygienic and menstrual-friendly latrine at a school in Ratanakiri province so that the girls could focus on their studies with a better learning environment.