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.
Join us as we celebrate smashing our campaign target and handing over 2.3 million raised hands for girls’ education to the UN.
See what happened when 12-year-old Thea - Norway's first child bride - went to her wedding this International Day of the Girl.
Congrats to girls' education campaigner Malala Yousafzai, who is joint winner of this year's Nobel Peace Prize!
1 in every 3 girls in the developing world is married by the age of 18.