In this section HomeWhy girls? Priorities The Report Action for girls' rights Now is the time to realise girls' rights Join the movement Start campaigning Because I am a Girl is a global movement driven by Plan International to ensure girls everywhere can learn, lead, decide and thrive. Tweet Share Share Email Priorities Learn All girls have the right to quality, safe education and access to lifelong learning. Lead All girls and young women have the right to take part fully in the political life of their community and country. Decide All girls have a right to decide if and when to marry or start a family. Thrive Girls have a right to live free from violence and discrimination and have equal economic opportunities. Get the facts 120 million girls have experienced sexual violence Learn more 15 million girls marry each year before 18 Learn more 2 million girls give birth under 15 each year Learn more Transforming girls' lives Counting the Invisible Girls Reports from Plan International reveal how improving the data we have about girls will help create a just world and equality for all. Child Marriage 15 million girls marry before the age of 18 each year – the equivalent of one every 2 seconds. Girls' rights manifesto How individuals, organisations and networks can come together as a movement to harness the ambition of the Global Goals and create sustainable change for girls worldwide. Female Genital Mutilation At least 200 million girls and women alive today have undergone a form of female genital mutilation (FGM). News Women and girls speak-up against draft family planning policy G20 leaders must join fight for girls’ education Global leaders must significantly boost funding for education in poorer countries by 2030 so that hundreds of millions of girls do not miss out on their right to learn. Setting a new curriculum for global education G20 leaders have an opportunity to transform girls' lives if they plug the education financing gap, blogs Plan International CEO, Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen. Invisible and alone: social isolation blocks girls’ chances Domestic duties, restricted freedoms and early marriage push adolescent girls into social isolation, making it a major, unrecognised barrier to ending inequality. Find out more from this new research.