Because I am a Girl is Plan’s global initiative to end gender inequality, promote girls’ rights and lift millions of girls – and everyone around them – out of poverty. To do this, Plan creates sustainable projects in developing countries to improve girls’ access to clean water, food, healthcare, education, and protection from violence and exploitation.

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Why girls?

In the developing world, millions of girls are denied their basic human rights, simply because they are girls. Yet, when empowered girls can lift themselves and everyone around them out of poverty.

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You CAN make a difference. Help us create a brighter future for girls in the developing world.

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Girls in the poorest regions of the world are among the most disadvantaged on the planet. Every day girls around the world are denied their basic human rights, simply because they are girls. And yet, we know that when you invest in girls the whole world benefits.