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Because I am a Girl: Danger and opportunity in the 21st century

September 2010: City life and the internet are two of the 21st century's fastest growing spheres - but while others enjoy the opportunities, millions of girls are being excluded.

30,000,000 girls are living on city streets across the world, while cyberspace can be a hunting ground for traffickers and the sex industry.

Watch the video to see how prejudice, poverty and the threat of violence can make these booming areas extremely dangerous places for the most marginalised and vulnerable girls.

Plan's latest Because I am a Girl report, 'Digital and Urban Frontiers', looks at the perils and prospects facing girls and argues that they need to be able to gain the skills to protect themselves and recognise the opportunities that await them in the city and online.

Read the Digital and Urban Frontiers report.

Join Plan's Because I am a Girl campaign.