We believe it is vital that young people guide our work and make sure we are keeping our promise to put them at the heart of what we do.
The young women and men we work with are at the forefront of a global movement demanding justice with and for the world’s poorest girls and boys, young men and women, and communities.
In order for us to make a change for young girls and boys around the world, we believe that a youth voice is crucial in our impactful work.
Young people act as our
Youth Advisory Panel
The Youth Advisory Panel is the voice of young people at Plan International UK.
They‘re passionate about campaigning for young people’s rights and work closely with Plan International UK staff.
Meet the team and find out how they ensure young people are involved in our work.
Youth for Change
Youth for change is a global network of young activists working in partnership with organisations, including Plan International UK, and governments to challenge the gender inequality that affects young people.
The organisation aims to tackle violence against girls and create positive change for young people.
Youth For Change launched in 2014 and currently has teams based in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, UK, and Tanzania.
Youth action 2016
Saturday 8th October saw the seconds annual Youth Action Festival. Young people from across the country came together to look at how girls’ rights are being denied and the solutions young people have for issues that directly affect them.
Discover what they're saying about their rights and how we can #standupforgirls.
Ending Child Marriage
With our support, in 2015 youth groups in Malawi lobbied decision makers, held a peaceful demonstration in the capital of Lilongwe, and performed street theatre productions to advocate against the practice of child marriage.
This year we supported youth campaigners in Malawi to change their country’s constitution and make child marriage illegal. We mobilised the public, from the UK to Spain to Australia, to sign a petition in support of their campaign calling on the government to raise the legal age of marriage. We presented their 42,000 signatures to decision makers at a conference in August.
An inspiring group of young campaigners supported by Plan International in Bangladesh educate their peers about the impact of child marriage and persuade parents in their community to stop the child marriages they are planning.
"When I got married I was around 10, but my husband was around 16 - he is my cousin. I felt I had to please my grandmother." - Sonhita, 13