Selected global highlights: 2014-2015
Millions of girls in developing countries are in a better position to take control of their lives as a result of our Because I am a Girl work, which is now being expanded to lead the global movement for girls’ rights - not only to improve access to education for all, but to tackle all the obstacles that girls face.
The lives of more than 40 million girls and boys have indirectly improved as a result of our work, showing the impact gender programming has on broader communities, schools and families.
Girls' rights momentum
Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen, Plan International CEO, said: “We are extremely pleased with the impact that our work on girls' rights is having in communities around the world, but we are only just getting started. We have launched a new ambitious phase of Because I am a Girl, which will see the world’s biggest girls campaign expand substantially as part of the global movement for girls’ rights.
"The Sustainable Development Goals call for transformative changes in communities and societies. For Plan International, this means building the momentum on girls’ rights through policy change, strengthened laws and transformative programmes.”
we have led the call for girls’ rights to be recognised as human rights
Working through strong partnerships, we continue to focus our programmes for girls on education, while also incorporating other growing priorities, such as sexual and reproductive health, gender-based violence and economic empowerment.
“Through Because I am a Girl, we have led the call for girls’ rights to be recognised as human rights, and we will continue to broaden this work in line with the scope of the SDGs so that all girls everywhere can learn, lead, decide and thrive,” added Ms Albrectsen.
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