We undertake research, policy and advocacy work on girls’ rights to support and provide evidence for the Because I am a Girl campaign, supporting girls to know their rights and fulfil their potential.
Early and forced marriage
Plan UK's Policy Recommendations to the Department for International Development (October 2012)
Child marriage - the video project
Six films showing how we are working with different groups to end child marriage: from young people themselves to national and international leaders.
Choices for girls: Policy Briefing Paper
To accompany the video project, this paper explains the challenges involved in ending child marriage and looks at what governments, religious leaders, community members and young people can do.
Ending forced marriage
This report, commissioned by Plan, recommends an overhaul of the current approach to stopping forced marriages abroad and in the UK. It calls for a focus on prevention, rather than prosecution.
Breaking Vows: Early and Forced Marriage and Girls' Education
Our in-depth review of the causes and consequences of early and forced marriage, its global impact, and the action needed to increase girls' access to their rights, including the role of education.
Because I am a Girl - State of the World's Girls reports
Plan produces an annual report assessing the State of The World’s Girls. The reports provide concrete evidence and recommendations for action to support girls’ rights.
Download the latest report
Because I am a Girl 2012 - Learning for life - Full report
Because I am a Girl 2012 - Executive summary
Because I am a Girl 2012 - Youth summary
Download past reports
Because I am a Girl 2011 - 'So, what about boys?' Full report
Because I am a Girl 2011 Executive summary
Because I am a Girl 2011 Youth summary
Because I am a Girl 2010 - 'Digital and Urban Frontiers: Girls in a Changing Landscape' Full report
Because I am a Girl 2010 Executive summary
Because I am a Girl 2010 Youth Summary
Because I am a Girl 2009 - 'Girls in the Global Economy: Adding It All Up' Full report
Because I am a Girl 2009 Executive Summary
Because I am a Girl 2008 - 'In the Shadow of War' Full report
Because I am a Girl 2008 Executive summary
Because I am a Girl 2007 Full report
Because I am a Girl 2007 Executive summary
School-related gender-based violence
Plan’s Because I am a Girl campaign is focusing on school-related gender-based violence and child marriage as key barriers to girls’ education. Plan has published a report, which includes comprehensive information about this global problem.
A girl's right to learn without fear: Working to end gender-based violence at school
Ending school-related gender-based violence: Recommendations to DFID
View Plan’s latest research and advocacy on girls’ rights.
View Plan’s latest resources for schools.