Support girls' right to quality education

Support girls' right to quality education

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Transform her future

See what's stopping
65 million girls from
going to school

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The State of the World's Girls 2013

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The campaign

Why girls?

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


Gender-based violence

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


Child marriage

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


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.

Latest stories
Female genital mutilation is...

Female genital mutilation is...

See what female genital mutilation (FGM) really means for the more than 125 million girls and women around the world who have been cut.

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Big win for global education

Big win for global education

10 great days of global action for education have just resulted in world donors pledging $28 billion to help get children into school.

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Girls Interrupted

Girls Interrupted

See how poverty, child marriage and discrimination are stopping 85% of girls in Sierra Leone from going to secondary school.

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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

open quotes An increase of only 1% in girls secondary education attendance, adds 0.3% to a country's GDP.close quotes

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Get involved

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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