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Young people stand up for sex and relationships education

It's my right!

Huge success! Together, we've helped make sex and relationships education mandatory in UK schools

At Plan International UK we believe girls shouldn't be discriminated against just for being girls. Our Because I am a Girl campaign focuses on giving girls an equal opportunity to boys and our campaigns tackle the real issues that adolescent women and girls face as a daily reality.

This year, we joined organisations and campaigners across the UK in calling on the government to make sex and relationships education (SRE) mandatory in UK schools. And with your help we've won! The UK government has pledged to introduce statutory relationships and sex education across all secondary schools and statutory relationships education across all primary schools.

The guidance on how to deliver this subject is yet to be finalised. We will work hard to make sure that girls’ rights stay firmly on the agenda, and ensure that the content of these lessons address the key issues that young people told us matters to them, such as sexting, preventing abusive relationships, consent and gender equality. 

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Why we campaign for girls' rights

41,000 girlsare forced into marriage everyday

6 out of 10 UKvictims of reported sex offences on school premises are girls or women

only 12% of femalesin India have access to sanitary products

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Because I am a girl