1 in 5 girls around the world is denied an education by the daily realities of poverty, violence and discrimination.
Gender-based violence and sexual violence are barriers to girls moving beyond primary education.
15 million girls become child brides each year and all too often they are forced out of education.
Plan’s Because I am a Girl campaign aims to reach 4 million girls directly – improving their lives with access to school, skills, livelihoods and protection.
See what female genital mutilation really means for the more than 125 million girls and women around the world who have been cut.
See how girls from around the world are celebrating Malala's Nobel Peace Prize win.
For the last 2 years people all over the world have been raising their hands to put pressure on the UN to make girls' education a priority.
Girls' primary school completion rates are below 50% in most poor countries.