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.
10 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.
From violence to child marriage, see some of the threats girls face in the Sahel.
Plan’s new advocacy toolkit equips young people to call for their right to an education, blogs Plan CEO Nigel Chapman.
Malala was shot because she dared to be a schoolgirl. But violence isn't the only thing stopping girls from getting an education.
150 million girls and 73 million boys under 18 have experienced rape or other forms of sexual violence.