When you support Because I am a Girl, you join a growing movement of girls’ rights champions who are committed to helping girls step into their power and shape their communities. Here you can learn more about how your support is driving equality forward, as well as see your impact through the eyes of the girls you’re helping reach every day with empowerment opportunities.

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Promoting period pride in Tanzania

“Ever since I had my first period, I have never found the strength to tell my parents. No one told me about menstruation before,” shares 17-year-old Zaidina.

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Learn more about current projects and hear from girls in their own words how your support is driving real change.

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Going further together in Bolivia

Isolated Indigenous communities in Bolivia were not equipped to handle the COVID-19 pandemic and its many adverse effects.

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There for girls around the world

Team Girl has reached 3 million girls. Find out who and where.

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Hear From Bithi: A Trailblazer in Bangladesh

Don’t miss her story of empowerment and activis.

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Take a deeper dive into the barriers and injustices girls face around the world and how we are working to tackle the root causes.

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State of the World’s Girls: The Truth Gap

How misinformation and disinformation online affect the lives, learning and leadership of girls and young women.

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The case for holistic investment in girls.

Improving Lives, Realizing Potential, Benefitting Everyone.

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Let’s Talk Periods!

Menstrual Health & Hygiene in Canada.

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Halting Lives

The impact of COVID-19 on girls and young women.

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Halting Lives Part Two

In their own voice: girls and young women on the impact of COVID-19.

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Free to be online

Girls' and young women's experiences of online harassment.

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Promoting men’s engagement

Programmatic reflections and recommendations.

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No Shame: Dads and Daughters Discuss Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

In parts of Zimbabwe, stigma around sexual and reproductive health is harming girls’ relationships – with their bodies and with their parents. Watch how our project – in partnership with the Global Fund – is helping dads and daughters openly discuss topics like menstruation, HIV/AIDS and health rights.

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Ingrid's inspiring story

Hear from Ingrid - a biologist turned fashion designer and self-described “perpetual dreamer.”

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Children in classroom in Malawi

Improving access to education in Malawi

Millions of children around the world are denied their right to education. See how we're making education more accessible in Malawi and getting children -- especially girls -- back in the classroom.

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Children in classroom in Malawi

Plan international Canada 2021 year in review

Plan International Canada's 2021 Annual Review showcases the organization's efforts to support the rights of children -- especially girls -- from the past year

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Hey Team Girl!

Thank you for being an incredible supporter of our Because I am a Girl project. You help girls around the world stay protected and empowered with the rights and opportunities to lead the lives they choose.

Now, here’s a chance to continue supporting women: by purchasing something lovely.

Kick off your fall by treating yourself or your loved ones to something beautiful from GENTLE FAWN’s new clothing collection and you’ll also help give global moms some small-business support.

Visit gentlefawn.ca and enter this code at checkout PLAN10 to receive 10% off your full GENTLE FAWN online order through the month of October and your savings will be donated to our mom shop Gift of Hope, helping empower entrepreneurial moms in low-income countries.*

PLUS: Purchase a cozy Mara Scarf (launching on October 11) and a further 25% of net sales from the scarf will go to the mom shop projects.

Founded in Vancouver in 2003, GENTLE FAWN designs feminine, effortless pieces that are perfect for your everyday wardrobe. Visit gentlefawn.ca to start shopping.

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*Added details: The GENTLE FAWN Mara Scarf launches on October 11, 2022, with 25% of net sales of the scarf, as well as 10% of entire Plan International Canada donor purchase net sales, going to Plan International Canada’s the mom shop Gift of Hope. The discount code entitles customers to take 10% off any purchase, excluding applicable taxes. Discount offer valid from October 1 at 9:00 a.m. ET to October 31 at 11:59 p.m. PT. Discount cannot be combined with any other offers, promotions or coupons. Returned items will be refunded at the discounted price. No minimum spend required. Not applicable to prior purchases. Not redeemable for cash. Online only.

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