Because I am a Girl campaign
Across the world 62 million girls are denied their right to an education. Every day, girls are taken out of school, married far too young, and subjected to violence in school.
Plan’s global Because I am a Girl campaign aims to support millions of girls to get the education, skills and support they need to transform their lives and the world around them.
When the lives of girls improve, everyone benefits, including boys. Supporting girls’ education is one of the single best investments we can make to help end poverty.
See how you can take action and join Plan’s Because I am a Girl campaign
Malala was shot by the Taliban in Pakistan because she dared to be a schoolgirl. But violence isn't the only thing stopping girls from getting an education.
In numbers - girls' education
Just under 1 in 5 girls of lower secondary age is out of school.
1 in 3 girls in the developing world is married by the age of 18 and many are forced to drop out of school.
150 million girls, and 73 million boys, under 18 have experienced rape or other forms of sexual violence.
1 extra year of a girl's secondary education equals a 15-25% increase in income.
An increase of only 1% in girls' secondary education attendance, adds 0.3% to a country's GDP.