Pregnant by my teacher
21-year-old Sadiki was 15 when her teacher had sex with her and she fell pregnant. “Girls in school should be protected”, she says.
At Plan International UK we’re working to end gender-based violence, especially at school.
What are we doing?
We’re tackling the root causes of violence
In Kenya and Zimbabwe, for example, we’ve set up child protection committees in schools to make sure everyone knows how to keep children safe at school, and can report concerns.
We’re making sure girls can have their say
In Uganda we’ve helped girls give politicians their views on stopping violence and discrimination.
We’re campaigning with young people
In the UK we held a Youth Action Festival that brought together young men and women from across the UK to learn about the issue of violence against girls in school and design campaigns for change. From local school clubs to T shirt making, singing and theatre, young people used their creativity to form the policy solutions for our campaign. Watch what happened.
We’re working with teachers and social workers
In Egypt we’re training teachers and social workers on girls’ rights and child protection.
We’re working with boys too
In Colombia, Nicaragua and Bolivia we’re running workshops for boys and young men to teach them about the importance of treating girls with respect.
Raped at 13
Lillian was attacked by a stranger on her way home from school in Kenya. She was left with serious injuries.
Our team made sure Lillian got the help she needed and our Girls fund projects ensure that girls around the world are safe on their way to and from school and not just in the classroom.