Champions of Wales project’s goal is to build the skills and confidence of young people to become champions of equality in their communities. We do this in two ways, the first is by delivering a learning programme that cover topics and issues such as girls’ rights, being assertive, gender-based violence, how to stay safe in the community and how to be an advocate for gender equality.
We work with four partner organisations who deliver this in Bridgend, Cardiff, Newport, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Caerphilly, and Swansea. If you would like to be part of this element of the programme, you can find
more information on our website or email ChampionsofWales@plan-uk.org
The second way we are encouraging young people to champion change in their communities is to provide funding to help them in tackling gender inequality in your local area.
Sadly, we know that girls and young people are facing a number of challenges that can hold them back in school, careers, everyday life and preventing them from just being who they are. If you want to understand more about some of these issues then we have done some research into the issues in Wales that you can read here.
If knowing about these challenges inspires you to make a difference, then we want to hear from you! There are lots of different ways that you can help tackle gender equality, you may already be doing something at the moment.
To apply you should be:
- You must be aged between 13-25 years old
- Those under the age of 16, you must have a responsible adult on the project who will receive funds into their bank account
- You must live and deliver their project in Wales
- You must have a reference- this is someone who can support your application. They must be a professional over the age of 18.
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