Champions of Change for Girls’ Rights and Gender Equality is Plan International’s community wide strategy for promoting gender equality and social norm change through youth engagement and peer-to-peer mobilisation. The Girls Champions of Change curriculum is Plan’s comprehensive global curriculum for girls’ empowerment.
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The programme is a component of Plan International’s Global Girls Innovation Programme. This programme has developed a solid model for engaging young men in promoting gender equality.
This interactive diagram shows stylised routes to change in a ‘standard’ school, in a school that accelerates change by paying specific attention to promoting gender equality, and in one where the positive potential of education to promote norm change is disrupted.
This diagram shows two routes to gender norm change through education: (1) a ‘standard’ route, showing how norm change can occur in schools that make no special efforts to promote gender equality; and (2) an ‘accelerated’ route, which shows what can happen when schools actively promote gender equality.
Adolescence is a pivotal time in a girl's life. The development of educational, physical, psychosocial, familial, political and economic capabilities enable girls to reach their full potential and contribute to the wellbeing of their families and society.
This report looks at gender and youth livelihoods development programmes in Africa, and discusses the role that norms have in constraining and/or enabling programme success.
This three-part ODI podcast series explores how harmful gendered norms effect the lives of girls in developing countries. Through interviews with girls, their families and communities, and gender and development researchers, the episodes discuss topics around gender norms theory and history, the complexities of changing norms, and positive interventions to empower girls' and transform their fut
This qualitative study identifies opportunities for changing norms that limit girls' freedoms and rights. The research looked at adolescent girls and boys living in five communities in Colombia, using participants in Plan International's Champions of Change gender equality programme.
This rigorous review synthesises studies on the empowerment impacts of girls’ clubs and life skills programmes with a gender equality focus. All programmes provided life skills education, which focused primarily on sexual and reproductive health (SRH), communication skills and changing gender norms.
This report explores the role of law reform as a tool for changing gender norms that affect adolescent girls, with a focus on child marriage laws. It finds that law reform is most effective in changing gender norms when it is building on changes in behaviour or attitudes that are already starting to occur.