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.
See what female genital mutilation (FGM) really means for the more than 125 million girls and women around the world who have been cut.
10 great days of global action for education have just resulted in world donors pledging $28 billion to help get children into school.
See how poverty, child marriage and discrimination are stopping 85% of girls in Sierra Leone from going to secondary school.
An increase of only 1% in girls secondary education attendance, adds 0.3% to a country's GDP.