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Publications covering Plan's work on girls' rights.

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Hear Our Voices – summary report

Hear Our Voices – summary report

This summary report reveals the findings of 'Hear Our Voices' - one of the largest studies of adolescent girls' rights of its kind.

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Hear Our Voices - technical report

Hear Our Voices - technical report

This technical report reveals the full findings of 'Hear Our Voices' - one of the largest studies of adolescent girls’ rights and empowerment ever undertaken in the development sector.

Hear Our Voices - practitioner's toolkit

Hear Our Voices - practitioner's toolkit

This practitioner’s toolkit introduces the programme feedback tools used in Plan's 'Hear Our Voices' study.

Youth advocacy toolkit: The Education We Want

Youth advocacy toolkit: The Education We Want

This toolkit helps young people to effectively advocate for their right to an education.

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Because I am a Girl: A year of action and innovation

Because I am a Girl: A year of action and innovation

This report tracks the achievements and global impact of Plan's Because I am a Girl campaign since its launch on the International Day of the Girl Child, 11 October 2012.

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A girl's right to say no to marriage

A girl's right to say no to marriage

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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A girl’s right to learn without fear

A girl’s right to learn without fear

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.

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Can you take me safely to school?

Can you take me safely to school?

Print out and play this Because I am a Girl board game, which reveals the obstacles that millions of girls face as they attempt to claim their right to an education.

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Girls' Learning

Girls' Learning

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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Adolescent girls' views on safety in cities

Adolescent girls' views on safety in cities

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.

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Asia Child Marriage Initiative: Summary of Research in Bangladesh, India and Nepal

Asia Child Marriage Initiative: Summary of Research in Bangladesh, India and Nepal

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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Off the balance sheet: the impact of the economic crisis on girls and young women

Off the balance sheet: the impact of the economic crisis on girls and young women

This report by Plan and ODI examines the deepening impact of the economic crisis on girls and young women worldwide.

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Menstrual hygiene matters

Menstrual hygiene matters

An educational resource for improving menstrual hygiene for women and girls in different settings, including communities, schools and emergencies.

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Progress and Obstacles to Girls' Education in Africa

Progress and Obstacles to Girls' Education in Africa

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.

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Because we are Girls: Hopes and dreams

Because we are Girls: Hopes and dreams

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.

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Adolescent Girls Creating Safer Cities: Harnessing the Potential of Communication for Development (C4D)

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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Plan's policy on Gender Equality

Plan's policy on Gender Equality

This policy outlines Plan's vision and commitments to gender equality.

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Because You're a Girl: Growing up in the Commonwealth

Because You're a Girl: Growing up in the Commonwealth

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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Because they are girls

Because they are girls

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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Real Choices, Real Lives 2010

Real Choices, Real Lives 2010

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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Paying the price: The economic cost of failing to educate girls

Paying the price: The economic cost of failing to educate girls

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.

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Behind the screen

Behind the screen

An inside look at gender inequality in Asia. Revised edition.

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Girl facts

open quotes 150 million girls and 73 million boys under 18 have experienced rape or other forms of sexual violence.close quotes

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