Our 80-year history has shown us that worldwide, no one bears the brunt of discrimination more than adolescent girls. Girls everywhere encounter barriers to accessing their rights and face challenges as a result of gender inequality, social norms, and power relations.
We work to ensure gender equality is included in all our work by challenging the causes of gender inequality. We also ensure girls are empowered and supported to access their rights free from the threat of violence.
Our work on ending violence against women and girls includes preventing and responding to child marriage, school-related violence and female genital mutilation (FGM). This is a key part of our broader work to ensure aid is gender transformative and challenges the inequalities girls face globally.
Counting the Invisible
Millions of girls around the world are 'invisible' to governments and policy makers because important data is not being recorded about their lives. Our 2016 report explores the state of gender data - it exposes the gaps and discusses how identifying girls' needs and listening to their voices will help make real change possible.
In 2017 we published three new reports that show how girls from parts of Pakistan, Nicaragua and Zimbabwe really feel about their circumstances and lives.
Our case for action to eradicate forced labour, modern slavery and human trafficking.
This report explores the perfect storm of discrimination faced by girls with disabilities, which leaves many of them totally unaware of their rights.
Joint briefing paper from IRC and Plan International UK focusing on adolescent girls in emergencies
The Executive Summary of the Real Choices, Real Lives: Violence in Girls' Daily Lives report.
This report looks at experiences of violence among girls and their families in the Real Choices, Real Lives study.
Findings from the DFID and Plan International UK youth consultation ahead of the Girls' Education Forum 2016