Empowerment

Meet 3 Women who are Defying Normal in their Communities

Meet three inspiring women who are rejecting gender norms in their communities and defying normal by pursuing the careers of their own choosing. Read more »

Meet 3 Boys Who Are Defying Normal to end Sexual Harassment in Egypt

These boys are no longer accepting sexual harassment or inequality faced by girls in their communities as 'normal'. They are standing up to Defy Normal. Read more »

Inspiring young men in Haiti to lead change in their community

Meet Fabien from Haiti, he's working to improve access to life-saving reproductive health services and education for women and girls in his community. Read more »

In Photos: How girls are scoring goals for equality through football

See how Plan International is using football to help girls around the world build their confidence and leadership skills to stand up for their rights. Read more »

Meet Oumou – a teen advocating to end child marriage and early pregnancy in Senegal

See how a vibrant, young woman is working to end child marriage and early pregnancy in Senegal through education and youth empowerment. Read more »

Meet 5 sheroes working to transform girls’ lives around the world

See how five women are making change happen in diverse ways in their communities. Their efforts may seem small but they are worth celebrating! Read more »

Post #MeToo a Conversation About Gender is Imperative

Building on the momentum of #MeToo, see how further discussion of gender and consent is key to moving the needle on sexual and gender-based violence. Read more »

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 »