GIRLS' RIGHTS AND GENDER EQUALITY
We believe that gender equality is central to achieving long-term change. We have a vision of a world that values girls, promotes their rights and ends injustice. We are part of a global movement driven by Plan International to ensure girls everywhere can learn, lead, decide and thrive.
All girls have the right to quality, safe education and access to lifelong learning. An educated girl is more likely to marry later and have fewer, healthier children. She has a better chance of staying healthy herself.
All girls and young women have the right to take part fully in the political life of their community and country. We’ll support and empower young female leaders to drive social, economic and political change.
All girls have a right to decide if and when to marry or start a family. Ensuring girls are able to make decisions about their futures is fundamental to achieving gender equality.
Girls have a right to reach their full potential, to realise their personal ambitions. To do this, they must be able to live free from violence and discrimination and have equal economic opportunities.
A girl who makes it through both high quality primary and secondary education is…
…less likely to experience violence or marry and have children whilst she is still a child.
…more likely to be literate, healthy and survive into adulthood, as are her children.
…more likely to reinvest her income back into her family, community and country.
…more likely to understand her rights and be a force for change.