the power of dreaming big
Eva is a youth advocate and member of Plan International UK’s Youth Advisory Panel.
Through our partnership with The Body Shop, she’s been sharing her dream – of a world where girls are empowered to say: ‘I can do anything and everything.’
Brazil: a brighter future for girls
North-eastern Brazil is home to 60% of the country’s unemployed young people. Through our partnership with The Body Shop, we’ll be providing 75 young women in the region with vocational training and leadership skills. They’ll then go on to train 200 adolescent girls on gender equality, female economic empowerment and leadership.
Meanwhile, a further 1,000 young women will benefit from the project’s outreach activities, including online and community-based campaigns, dialogue circles and peer-mentoring.
Indonesia: creating sustainable small businesses
In Indonesia, only 52% of women are in employment compared to over 81% of men. Together with The Body Shop, we’re helping 330 young people – including 264 women – to earn a safe, decent living through small businesses, based on environmental sustainability.
We’ll provide training and enterprise support to help the young people build a better future for themselves and the planet, as well as promoting girls’ rights and gender equality, to give the young women involved the best chance of succeeding.
UK: a safe space for girls online
Our research shows that, despite living in one of the world’s richest countries, girls in the UK are consistently being denied their rights. Sexism, discrimination, harassment and violence often leave girls feeling unsafe at school, in the street and online, as well as feeling alone in what they’re going through.
That’s why we’re providing a safe online space through our Girls Shout Out project, where girls can have their voices heard and discuss the issues that matter to them, from body image to periods, teenage pregnancy and LGBTIQ+ rights.