Empowerment

Meet the boys who are working to end period shaming in Uganda

Boys and men can play a role in breaking down menstruation taboos. See how we’re working with them to keep more girls in school and end period shaming. Read more »

In Photos: “Love Yourself” art project empowers girls in Peru

Teenage girls in Peru participate in an art therapy project and learn how to express themselves, embrace self-love, and discover their true potential! Read more »

Stronger together – how gender equality is redefining the family dynamic

See how our gender transformative programming is helping women and men work together to break down negative gender norms in their families! Read more »

Survivor of FGM Champions Change in her Community to Protect Other Girls

A heartbreaking but inspiring story of Beatrice, a survivor working to protect other girls from experiencing female genital mutilation in her community. Read more »

“We are equal”: how youth are transforming attitudes towards gender in Nicaragua

See how our Champions of Change program in Nicaragua is working with boys and girls to transform damaging gender norms and attitudes. Read more »

Weaving her way to a brighter future

In Laos, Plan International is supporting girls and women's empowerment through vocational training. See how this programming is changing lives. Read more »

Gender Inequality is Keeping Girls Out of School

Too many girls around the world are being denied their right to an education but gender equality remains attainable with determined youth leading the way. Read more »

These Canadian leaders are showing the world that girls belong in their dream jobs

See why Prime Minister Trudeau and other prominent Canadian leaders are proudly declaring #GirlsBelongHere on International Day of the Girl. Read more »

17 inspiring youth are set to show Canada that girls belong in their dream jobs!

To mark International Day of the Girl on October 11, youth from across Canada will step into their dreams jobs to show that #GirlsBelongHere! Read more »

Empowering underage girls to escape the sex trade in Uganda

See how Plan International is empowering underage girls escape Uganda's sex trade through skills training and entrepreneurship. Read more »

Meet Bibata, the plumber who’s breaking down gender stereotypes in Burkina Faso

Meet Bibata and see how Plan International’s vocational training helped her become a plumber who is breaking down gender stereotypes in Burkina Faso. Read more »