Support girls' right to quality education

Support girls' right to quality education

Millennium Children:

Say NO to sexual violence in schools

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It's a Girl Thing

Join the fight for girls' rights

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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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Millennium Children -
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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

15 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
Youth video blog - Sexual violence in Senegal schools

Youth video blog - Sexual violence in Senegal schools

Meet Omar, a student from Senegal, who reports girls as young as 13 have been raped by their teachers.

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Real Cinderellas

Real Cinderellas

Thousands of girls from Togo are trafficked into domestic slavery every year. Meet the real-life Cinderellas and see how Plan International is working to help them.

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Goals for Girls

Goals for Girls

See how we're on track to score a winning goal for girls!

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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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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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