Become An Advocate

Our voices and actions are stronger together.

Take part in the conversation, spread the word and make change.

Everyone has a role to play in the fight for gender equality, and there are many ways to take action. You can choose to contact your elected officials to support gender equality legislation, sign a petition demanding girls’ safety online or share your story to decrease period stigma.

Advocacy can take so many different forms — but everything you do gets us closer to creating a more just and equal world. Here are a few of the ways that you can make a difference right now.


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Contact your senator

Girls’ and women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights are at risk. Tell your senators to vote for the Women’s Health Protection Act today! This critical legislation would protect the right to abortion throughout the U.S., guarding against dangerous bans and medically unnecessary restrictions.

Make your voice heard
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Sign a petition

Nine out of 10 girls have been harmed by the spread of false information online. Sign our petition urging the Biden administration to support girls’ online freedom and convene a National Task Force on Online Harassment and Abuse!

Add your name
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Attend an event

Do you want to become a change-maker in your community? Apply to attend Plan’s Youth Leadership Academy (YLA)! In this immersive yearlong program, you’ll meet and learn from young activists, influencers and experts about how to make a difference.

Apply for the YLA
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Join the Youth Advisory Board

Plan USA’s Youth Advisory Board (YAB) is a diverse group of young leaders from the U.S. who help guide Plan’s work. We collaborate to ensure that young people’s voices, needs and ideas are integrated into the programs and policies that impact us.

Learn more about the YAB
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Tell your story

By talking openly about our periods, we can show the world that they’re normal and help more girls feel confident. If you have a period, or if you’ve encountered period stigma before, share your story!

Share your story
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Visit the Voting Action Center

Policies that support gender equality begin with voting for elected officials who stand up for girls. Visit our Voting Action Center to make sure you’re registered to vote, see who’s running in your local election and get other critical voting information.

Visit the Voting Action Center
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Follow Plan on social media

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You can find news, event invites and other resources for young activists on our social media channels. Join the conversation on Instagram, Facebook, TikTok or Twitter.