Support girls' right to quality education


Support girls' right to quality education

It's a Girl Thing

Join the fight for girls' rights

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Let's get 4 million!

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Hear Our Voices

7,000 children reveal stark reality of girls’ lives

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The State of the World's Girls 2014

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The campaign
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Why girls?

1 in 5 girls around the world is denied an education by the daily realities of poverty, violence and discrimination.

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Gender-based violence

Gender-based violence and sexual violence are barriers to girls moving beyond primary education.

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Child marriage

10 million girls become child brides each year and all too often they are forced out of education.

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Plan's goals

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.

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Celebrating Raise Your hand

Celebrating Raise Your hand

Join us as we celebrate smashing our campaign target and handing over 2.3 million raised hands for girls’ education to the UN.

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World rallies to stop Norway child bride's wedding

World rallies to stop Norway child bride's wedding

See what happened when 12-year-old Thea - Norway's first child bride - went to her wedding this International Day of the Girl.

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Malala wins Nobel Prize

Malala wins Nobel Prize

Congrats to girls' education campaigner Malala Yousafzai, who is joint winner of this year's Nobel Peace Prize!

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Our Work
Eliminating female genital mutilation

Eliminating female genital mutilation

Communities in rural Egypt are stepping up to fight female circumcision.

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Escaping the Kamalari slave system

Escaping the Kamalari slave system

Geeta is now free from Nepal's bonded labour system and running her own café.

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Girl facts

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Make a donation

Your donation to Plan’s girls’ fund will directly support our work to benefit girls in the world’s poorest countries.

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Sponsor a girl

Sponsoring a girl through Plan will create a direct and positive impact on the life of a girl in one of the 50 developing countries in which we work.

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