Why we campaign for girls' rights
Break the Barriers
- Sugi, 20, Middlesbrough
Our first-of-its-kind report reveals girls' experiences of periods in the UK, and how a culture of stigma and silence is putting girls' physical, sexual and mental health at risk.
It's time for a period emoji
Around the world, girls and women still can’t use one of the fastest growing global languages to talk about their periods. And we think it's time to stop the silence.
That's why we need your support, as we take the next step in our period emoji campaign - and ask for our blood drop design to feature in the next set of emojis.
Making child marriage illegal in Tanzania
In Tanzania, 1 in 3 girls get married before they turn 18. That’s why we asked you to stand with young people and brave girls, as they campaign to change the law and make child marriage illegal – and we were overwhelmed by your support, with 49,125 people from around the world signing the petition.
My story in virtual reality: Mamie's Dream
“Because I was born a girl, I’ve had to face many difficult challenges along the way – from avoiding FGM, to teenage pregnancy, and getting an education.”
In a country where 73% of girls don’t finish their education, Mamie’s dream of becoming a teacher in Sierra Leone seemed impossible – but she was determined to succeed. This is her story.
We're calling for a period emoji to make the conversation around periods easier.
Stand with girls in Uganda to give girls better access to sexual health services
Join our Because I am a Girl campaign to stand with every brave girl and take action for girls' rights
Young people are calling for mandatory sex and relationships education, stand with them
As world leaders meet in Ecuador to discuss the way future cities will be built, will you make sure they prioritise safety for girls?
In Malawi young people are on the verge of ending child marriage