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Because I am a Girl Fund


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Because I am a Girl Fund

Every day, millions of girls around the world are denied their basic human rights – simply because they're girls. Because I am a Girl is Plan International’s global initiative that is working to advance girls’ rights by helping them unleash their inherent power and potential.

To gain equal rights, girls need allies like you

  • Globally, more than 130 million girls are not attending school. (UNESCO)
  • Nearly every 2 seconds a girl under the age of 18 is forced into child marriage – that’s about 12 million girls a year. (UNICEF)
  • Globally, complications during pregnancy and childbirth are the leading cause of death for 15-19 year-old girls. (World Health Organization)

Your gift will drive real change through projects like:

  • Empowering girls in the Philippines to complete their education and decide their own futures by enabling them to lead, learn, work and harness their sexual and reproductive rights, while engaging all levels of the community as change-makers against gender inequality and gender-based violence.
  • Kick-starting young women’s entrepreneurial initiatives in Colombia, training girls in vocational, management and financial literacy skills, earning and saving money for their futures.
  • Enrolling girls in school and training teachers in Uganda as gender equality advocates, making for protective learning environments where girls’ voices are shared and heard.

About Plan International Canada

Plan International Canada is a member of a global organization dedicated to advancing children’s rights and equality for girls. Plan International has been building powerful partnerships for children for over 80 years and is now active in more than 75 countries. Together, we can create a world where all unleash their full potential.