Our organisational values are intended to help everyone who works with us achieve our ambitious goals for children: a just world that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.

Our values are at the heart of everything we do and hold us to high standards for how we expect ourselves and those we work with to behave. They not only help foster a culture of openness, accountability, inclusion and transparency, but aim to motivate, inspire and drive commitment and elevate a sense of connectedness.

We are Open and Accountable

We create an environment of trust inside and outside the organisation by being open, honest and transparent. We hold ourselves and others to account for the decisions we make and for our impact on others, while doing what we say we will do.

We Work Well Together

We succeed by working effectively with others, inside and outside the organisation, including our sponsors and donors. We actively support our colleagues, helping them to achieve their goals. We come together to create and implement solutions in our teams across Plan International, with children, girls, young people, communities and our partners.

We are Inclusive and Empowering

We respect all people, appreciate differences and challenge inequality in our programmes and workplace. We support children, girls and young people to increase their confidence and change their own lives. We empower our staff to give their best and realise their potential.

We Strive for Lasting Impact

We strive to achieve significant and lasting impact on the lives of children and young people, and to secure equality for girls. We challenge ourselves to be bold, courageous, responsive, focused and innovative.


To help us to live our values we have adopted a set of Feminist Leadership Principles. These principles support us to promote equality, diversity and inclusion and ensure positive and inclusive use of power in the organisation so we can build an organisation that can deliver on our purpose and enable everyone to thrive at work.

Living our Feminist Leadership Principles is a journey of reflection and continuous learning and if you are interested in being a part of this journey we'd love to hear from you.

Don’t worry if you’re not familiar with the concept of Feminist Leadership – this is something you’ll spend some time understanding and discussing as part of your induction once you start with us.

1. Self-Awareness and Courage

Making conscious effort to recognise our vulnerabilities and value our strengths while challenging ourselves and others to improve through self-reflection and empathetic mutual feedback.

2. Self and Collective-Care

Taking care of our individual health and work/life balance, and encouraging team members and cooperating partners to prioritise caring for self and each other. This extends also to institutional care i.e. managers balancing the workload of their staff, empowering staff to prioritise self -care and promoting infrastructural improvements to create a harmonious working environment.

3. Collective Accountability

Promoting collaborative goal setting and creating institutional spaces for team members and young people to participate and lead in decision-making processes on equal terms, both inside and outside the organisation.

4. Diversity

Recognising, celebrating and promoting diversity across the organisation by expanding our worldview beyond binaries and nurturing leadership of younger people, particularly from the Global South.

5. Zero Tolerance to Discrimination and Sexual Harassment 

Calling out all forms of discrimination, abuse of power and sexual harassment and implementing appropriate disciplinary measures.

6. Tackling Bias

Recognising conscious and unconscious bias and checking our own individual and institutional privilege based on gender, class, race, ability and other factors.

7. Sharing Power

Using power responsibly to transform systems and provide equal opportunities. Leveraging individual and collective power to create space for young people. Crediting the work of others and engaging in ethical, non-extractive ways with team members and communities.

8. Purpose-Driven

Advancing gender justice and transforming harmful gender-norms and reflecting this purpose in both our personal and professional lives. Bringing passion and energy to our work.

9. Joyful in Co-Creating

Making the workplace a space of collaboration and mutual respect where people enjoy coming together.

10. Honouring the Movement

Recognising, honouring and standing in solidarity with feminist organisations as strong allies who partner in actions crucial to creating lasting, impactful change towards gender justice.

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