We strive for a just world that advances
children’s rights and equality for girls

Advancing children’s rights
and equality for girls

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This holiday
help girls around
the world pursue
better futures

 

Girls have the power to change the world,
but they need your support

Make a monthly donation

This year, 130 million girls will have missed school, 12 million will be married before they turn 18, and 2 million will become pregnant before they turn 15. We need to be there for girls in 2022, and you can help. Support the Because I am a Girl project and become a monthly donor to help girls stay in school, access their basic human rights, and build a better future. For every year she stays in school, her income can increase 15%.

Education is a process of empowerment, and it can provide the route out of poverty, inequality and violence. When girls are educated, they have the information, skills and opportunities to create a better future for themselves, helping break cycles of poverty. It's a right that millions of girls currently don’t have access to.

For $28 a month, less than $1 a day, you can help girls access basic human rights, have access to health care, nutrition and help them stay in school to pursue better futures. Your donation is matched 4x, creating an even greater impact for empowerment and equality.

How your donation helps

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    CREATING ACCESS TO QUALITY EDUCATION

    Building new schools, constructing water and sanitation solutions and providing skills training to help girls build brighter futures.

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    REGISTERING GIRLS AT BIRTH

    Ensuring that girls' legal rights to an education, health care and protection from things like child marriage are officially recognized.

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    HELPING GIRLS PARTICIPATE

    Working with communities and local governments to change attitudes and laws. Creating youth clubs and microfinance groups to help provide livelihood opportunities and build independence so every girl can lead, decide and thrive.

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    PROVIDING BETTER HEALTH CARE

    Improving girls’ access to sexual reproductive health information and resources, as well as nutrition, water and health care to help ensure girls’ control over their own bodies and lives.

HOW DOES MY DONATION HELP?

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CREATING ACCESS TO QUALITY EDUCATION

Building new schools, constructing water and hygiene solutions and providing vocational skills to help girls build brighter futures.

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REGISTERING GIRLS AT BIRTH

Ensuring that their legal right to an education, health care and protection are officially recognized.

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HELPING GIRLS PARTICIPATE

Working with communities and local governments to change attitudes and laws. Creating youth savings and loan groups to help provide livelihood opportunities, build independence and kick start girls’ futures.

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PROVIDING BETTER HEALTH CARE

Providing sexual reproductive health care for adolescents and improving maternal health to help manage childhood illness, encourage safe childbirth and provide emergency care.

DID YOU KNOW?

Test your knowledge on the impacts of COVID-19 and the barriers girls face.

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Bolivian Girl
1 How many additional child marriages could take place between 2020 and 2030 due to COVID?
 
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2 COVID-19 has caused disruptions in programs preventing female genital mutilation (FGM). This could cause approximately how many additional cases of FGM by 2030?
 
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3 Approximately how many women could lose access to contraception due to COVID-19?
 
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As a monthly donor,
you will receive!

  • A welcome package in the mail in about a month
  • Quarterly updates where you can read stories of hope and change, and see how your contributions are making an impact over time
  • Emails from key Team Girl members that will share more about our shared global movement

Still have questions? Let us help!

  • What countries are benefitting from Because I am a Girl?

  • How does Because I am a Girl differ from sponsoring a child or community?

  • If I become a monthly supporter, how long of a commitment am I expected to make?

  • Why can’t I support a project that helps boys?

About Plan International

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.

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Where your money goes

where your money goes chart
81%
Support programs benefiting children and families.
19%
Administration, operating and fundraising costs.