What we’re doing
Girls are taking over the world
Across the world, on International Day of the Girl, girls are stepping into the shoes of presidents, mayors, head teachers, business leaders to demand a fair world where girls and boys have equal opportunities.
Check out the map to discover where and how girls are taking over the world. More than 160 takeover events are happening to highlight the power and strength girls have to change the world
Screening Queen of Katwe
Yesterday we partnered with Disney to host a screening of the new film, the Queen of Katwe. Celebrities took to the red carpet at Picturehouse Central, to watch the first, exclusive screening of the new Disney film, set in Uganda, following the real-life story of a young chess champion, Phiona. Star of the film, Lupita Nyong'o introduced the film, before the audience settled down to watch the screening.
The film highlights the importance of education for all girls and shows just how much girls can achieve when they can fulfil their dreams and have teachers that will stand up for what they want to achieve. Queen of Katwe is released across the UK on 21 October.
Young people change the world for a day
On Saturday we brought together 130 young people from across the country as part of our Youth Action Festival. We held workshops on the media's representation of young women and girls and gender, sexuality and stereotypes, as well as t-shirt activism pictured. Find out what changes young people in the UK want to see for all girls across the world and the solutions they came up with to create a just and equal world for both girls and boys.
Growing up a girl
Tonight we’re holding a panel discussion on how stereotypes affect a day in the life of a girl. The event is hosted by Deputy Women's Editor for Telegraph Wonder Women and Plan International UK CEO Tanya Barron OBE, Youth for Change activist Larissa Kennedy and Professor Maxine Molyneaux will sit on the panel. Follow #StandUpForGirls for live tweets from the event.