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2.39 million hands raised to support girls’ education – thank you!

2.39 million hands raised to support girls’ education – thank you!

For the last 2 years people all over the world have been raising their hands as part of a Plan International petition to put pressure on the United Nations to make girls' education a priority.

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Malala wins Nobel Prize

Malala wins Nobel Prize

Congrats to girls' education campaigner Malala Yousafzai, who is joint winner of this year's Nobel Peace Prize!

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Meet the girls behind It's a Girl Thing

Meet the girls behind It's a Girl Thing

Meet the young YouTubers from across the globe who have teamed up with Plan International to create It’s a Girl Thing.

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Big win for global education - 10 Days To Act

Big win for global education - 10 Days To Act

10 great days of global action for education have just resulted in world donors pledging $28 billion to help get children into school.

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Making sure governments listen to young people’s call for education

Making sure governments listen to young people’s call for education

Plan’s new youth advocacy toolkit equips young people so that they can effectively call for their right to an education - and the next few months will be critical, blogs Plan CEO Nigel Chapman.

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Girl delegates take to UN stage

Girl delegates take to UN stage

A delegation of Plan-supported girls from Malawi and Pakistan have attended the United Nations in New York to reveal what life’s really like for girls in their communities.

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Too Young to Wed

Too Young to Wed

Plan and partners are taking the call to end child marriage to the United Nations in Geneva with a striking photo exhibition Too Young to Wed.

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Celebrating Day of the Girl

Celebrating Day of the Girl

Glowing pink landmarks, giant erasable walls and Plan events across the world marked this year’s International Day of the Girl.

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1 million hands raised for girls’ education!

1 million hands raised for girls’ education!

We’ve done it! We’ve smashed through our 1 million target of raised hands in support of girls’ education before the International Day of the Girl.

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Malala Day: Youths take over UN

Malala Day: Youths take over UN

Malala Yousafzai has celebrated her 16th birthday by leading the first ever youth takeover of the United Nations in New York.

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Girl facts

open quotes Globally, 1 in 5 girls of lower secondary school age is out of school.close quotes

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