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Plan's Because I am a Girl campaign
The plan
take action to support four million girls to get an education and fulfil their potential
  • Where
    WORLDWIDE
  • What
    BECAUSE I AM A GIRL
  • Impact
    Girls can transform their lives and the world around them
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Because I am a Girl

At least one in five adolescent girls around the world is denied an education by the daily realities of poverty, conflict and discrimination. Every day, girls are taken out of school and forced into work, or married off to strangers where they risk isolation and abuse. Missing out on school can mark the end of a girl having any choice over her own future.

This isn’t fair, it isn’t right and it’s also a huge waste of potential.

Girls hold the power to help break the cycle of poverty. With education, skills and the right support, girls can make choices over their own future and be a huge part of creating lasting change. An educated girl is...

  • ...less likely to marry and to have children whilst she is still a child.
  • ...more likely to be literate, healthy and survive into adulthood, as are her children.
  • ...more likely to reinvest her income back into her family, community and country.

Plan’s Because I am a Girl campaign aims to support four million girls to stay in education and fulfil their potential. By joining the Plan you can help girls transform their lives and the world around them.

  • All the ways you can show support for Plan’s Because I am a Girl campaign’
  • Girls living in poverty don’t enjoy the same education and opportunities as boys.
  • Plan works with girls to give them the opportunity to shape their own lives
  • Plan's campaigning is having a positive impact on the lives of girls
  • View and download our research reports and resources relating to girls rights

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What you can do now

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