EMPOWER OUR GIRLS

JOINING THE FIGHT TO ENCOURAGE OUR GIRLS TO DREAM

The Body Shop was founded on feminism. Empowering women and girls is in our DNA.

 

BUT GIRLS DON’T ALWAYS FEEL EMPOWERED…

Seven in 10 girls ages 14 to 19 (72 percent) surveyed say at least once in a while they feel treated with less respect because they are a girl.

IS OUR COUNTRY HELPING?

The majority of adolescent girls surveyed in the United States (83 percent) say our culture causes them to feel less powerful than boys.

As part of The Body Shop’s International commitment to encourage girls to dream big and reach for the stars, we’re taking a look within, helping the young girls in the U.S. to unlock their dreams – a cause that’s near and dear to what our company was founded upon.

This Christmas, The Body Shop US is donating $1 for every holiday gift sold* to Plan International USA to help girls dream big. The gift will empower 1,200 youth through national leadership and advocacy programs to transform gender norms by creating new narratives about girls focused on power, intelligence and capability.

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WHY PLAN INTERNATIONAL USA?

Plan International USA is an independent development and humanitarian organization that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.

Plan International USA believes in the power and potential of young people. Working together with children, young people, supporters, and partners, Plan International USA strives for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.


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“Girls are interested in leadership and career opportunities for their futures, with 71 percent of girls surveyed saying a successful career is a very important goal in their life.”

Plan International USA’s Youth Leadership Academy (YLA) seeks to engage and train youth to participate as active citizens in their communities to bring about meaningful impact.

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The YLA is a residential academy, where 50-60 students, mostly girls ages 14-18, are selected each year to participate in a week-long program aimed to equip them with leadership, advocacy, and communication skills.

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Through the program, selected participants will have access to workshops hosted by international development professionals and are given the opportunity to apply and practice their newly acquired skills within their own communities. Each student will design a Leadership Development Project over the course of the YLA to address at least one Sustainable Development Goal within their community.

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HOW HAS THE PROGRAM HELPED OUR GIRLS?

  • Rohini

  • Bailey

  • Nina

  • Wongelawit


Photo Credits: Plan International

 

 **Donation will be made up to $50,000 based on holiday pre-packaged gift boxes and bags sold in-store and online at The Body Shop between November 1-December 31, 2019.