While our Because I am a Girl projects are designed to help girls claim the rights they are entitled to yet often denied, boys benefit too. If we build a school, boys also attend. If a mother is able to start a business, her sons will also benefit. If we educate youth about sexual and reproductive health, boys learn too. In fact, gender inequality and negative stereotypes are harmful to boys and men, too, which is why we include them in all our work. We want to ensure that girls and boys get access to education, health care, and the skills and opportunities needed to become independent adults who can break the cycle of poverty for themselves and all their children.