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Girls can change the world but they can't do it without you! Learn more

Why girls?

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. If a girl has enough to eat, a safe environment, and an education, she'll work to raise herself and her entire family out of the cycle of poverty. Learn more about the power of girls.


Did you know?

  • 70% of the one billion people living in extreme poverty are women and girls.
  • Girls are 3x more likely to be malnourished than boys.
  • Globally, 62 million girls do not attend primary or secondary school.
About Because I am a Girl

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.

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