Publications covering Plan's work on girls' rights.
One in three girls in the developing world is married by the age of 18, in violation of their human rights.
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This report finds a gender gap in national exam results in favour of boys, across many developing countries, and seeks to analyse how school-based factors might impact differently on girls.
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This unique participatory study - involving over 1,000 adolescent girls from 5 cities across the world - reveals that fear of sexual violence is creating 'no-go areas' for girls.
This study on child marriage in Bangladesh, India and Nepal explores the perceptions of different stakeholders about the causes and consequences of child marriage.
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This report focuses on one of the major barriers girls face in completing an education: gender-based violence - sexual, physical and psychological - in and around schools.
This report by Plan and ODI examines the deepening impact of the economic crisis on girls and young women worldwide.
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An educational resource for improving menstrual hygiene for women and girls in different settings, including communities, schools and emergencies.
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This report presents the difficulties faced by girls, their families, communities and teachers across Africa, and how their experience of education is impacted and influenced by policies, cultural practices and traditional values.
Since Plan's annual 'State of the World's Girls' report series began in 2007, the organisation has been carrying out a cohort study called 'Real Choices, Real Lives' that tracks the development of a small and diverse group of girls from 9 different countries.
Adolescent Girls Creating Safer Cities: Harnessing the Potential of Communication for Development (C4D)
This report looks at how Communication for Development (C4D) gives girls a voice with which they can take an active role in the development of safe urban environments.
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This policy outlines Plan's vision and commitments to gender equality.
This report by Plan UK and the Royal Commonwealth Society reveals the best and worst places in the Commonwealth to be born a girl.
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This publication is the report of a desk study looking at the difference Plan projects and programmes have made to girls' lives.
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The 'Real Choices, Real Lives' study was set up in 2007 to follow 142 girls from birth until their 9th birthday in 2015. It is featured every year in Plan's Because I am a Girl annual report on the state of the world's girls.
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This report shows that failure to offer girls the same educational opportunities as boys costs developing countries almost $100 billion each year in lost economic growth.
An inside look at gender inequality in Asia. Revised edition.
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An increase of only 1% in girls secondary education attendance, adds 0.3% to a country's GDP.