Global campaign of ‘Girls Get Equal’ has launched its campaign in Bangladesh
‘Girls Get Equal’ is a five year long youth-led social change, and a global campaign facilitated by Plan International. Recently the organization has launched its national campaign. The launching event took place on 23 October at Bangla Academy.
The State Minister, Ministry of Women and Children Affairs, and MP, Fazilatunnesa Indira, inaugurated the event as the chief guest. The audience consisted of hundreds of youths, youth-led organizations, civil society and media representatives, who joined the launching of the national campaign.
The campaign is about power, leadership and youth-led action to advance girls’ rights and gender equality. It focuses on creating a space for the girls to have their equality as well as freedom to express and participate themselves in online sectors and public places. Prioritizing their voice, power and leadership the campaign makes a commitment to make an impact to change these girls and young women’s life for the better, a press release by Plan International Bangladesh said.
Orla Murphy, the Country Director of Plan International Bangladesh said: “Real change for girls and young women will only come once they have the power and support to shape the world around them – both individually and collectively. ‘Girls Get Equal’ will champion this new girls’ rights agenda. We see it as the most powerful way to overturn the oppressive norms and critical issues that are holding girls and young women back. By doing so, we can achieve gender equality for the benefit of all”.
Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organization that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. Founded in Bangladesh, since 1994, Plan International has worked globally in 70 countries. It is world's largest organization with a specific focus on advancing equality for girls.