Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organization that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We strive for a just world, working together with children, young people, our supports and partners.
We engage people and partners to:
- Empower children, young people, particularly girls and young women, and their communities to make vital changes that tackle the root causes of discrimination against girls, exclusion and vulnerability.
- Drive change in practice and policy at local, national and global levels through our reach, experience and knowledge of the realities children face.
- Work with children and communities to prepare for and respond to crises and to overcome adversity.
- Support the safe and successful progression of children from birth to adulthood.
To fulfill the promise of the 2030 Global Goals, and the achievement of universal human rights, our 5-year strategy is designed to deliver significant change for girls and boys, putting a special emphasis on gender equality.
Girls have the power to change the world. Our ambition is to work beside them and together we take action so 100 million girls learn, lead, decide and thrive.
Our global advocacy work not only focuses on international policy, including a focus on multilateral and intergovernmental actors, bodies, and agencies, but also ensures national governments can meaningfully implement and uphold laws that advance children’s rights and gender equality at the community level.
Plan International has committed to ensuring that all of our programming and influencing is informed by an analysis of the gendered impacts and opportunities girls and boys face in disaster or conflict settings. Our programmes are designed to contribute to gender equality, and for children, especially girls, to become leaders. Our long-term programming and influencing is designed to build resilience and address the root causes of vulnerability and gender inequality. We find opportunities in recovery from disaster and conflict to promote change in social norms and address the root causes of gender inequality.