How we work with girls
Girls shout out
Our Girls Shout Out programme provides a safe online space for girls aged 13 to 25 to learn about activism and discuss the issues that affect them. From body image to street harassment, periods and gender equality, these girls share their experiences of what it's like to be a girl today.
Running in partnership with The Body Shop UK, this innovative project is the first time we’ve hosted conversations between UK girls in this way.
If you're interested in taking part or finding out more about this project please get in touch
Let's talk. Period
As a result of our ground-breaking report Break the Barriers in 2018, Plan International UK partnered with Brook, a young people's health and wellbeing charity, to tackle the 'toxic trio' of period poverty in the UK. Our report found that period poverty is underpinned by the 'toxic trio' of the cost of period products, the lack of education about periods and the stigma surrounding menstruation.
Our programme Let’s Talk. Period is funded by the Department of Media Culture and Sport and supports girls and other menstruators to champion period positivity locally and nationally.
Champions of Wales
Champions of Wales is a uniquely powerful and innovative youth programme that works with girls and boys in four locations in Wales. Together, they're challenging gender inequality through campaigning and exploring how and where they can champion girls’ rights locally, using digital mapping tools.
The aim of the project is to challenge decision makers to champion girls’ rights.
Every day, girls across the UK are being harassed in public places – and told it’s just part of growing up.
Our first-of-a-kind report documents girls’ experiences of their periods in the UK.
Our ground-breaking reports and UK programmes are addressing the inequality girls face in the UK today.