Plan is working in partnership with ambassadors – including Freida Pinto and Mariane Pearl - to change the lives of girls and their families around the world
Actress Freida Pinto, star of Slumdog Millionaire (2008) and Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011), is Plan’s newest Because I am a Girl global ambassador.
"I have always been a true believer in the power of every individual, especially every girl," says Freida. "The treacherous web of barriers girls face worldwide is endless. But if we educate and empower girls, they will reach their fullest potential, pulling themselves and their families out of poverty."
Read Freida’s blog on her recent visit with Plan to Sierra Leone.
The leading cause of death for young women aged 15-19 in developing countries is pregnancy.