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Raise Your Hand – Wrapping up a successful global initiative

Over 2.3M hands were raised in support of Plan International’s Raise Your Hand petition to focus on girls’ education in the UN’s post-2015 development agenda.

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Ebola's devastating impact on girls and women

Learn how the deadly outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa is affecting the lives of girls and women in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia.

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After Typhoon Haiyan: Girls and women rebuild their lives

A year after Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines, girls and women are rebuilding their lives – better, stronger, together.

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New report: Hear Our Voices

A new global report brings attention to the stark realities many girls around the world still face.

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A #BrighterFuture for girls

If you believe girls’ rights are human rights, join the movement to create a #BrighterFuture for girls around the world.

More about the #BrighterFuture movement

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3 ways boys are busy supporting girls' rights!

Find out how these young male leaders are taking action to create a brighter future for girls around the world!

How boys are supporting girls' rights

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The impact of water on girls’ lives

No matter where you are in the world, water is the most basic human need for survival. Unfortunately, in developing countries the burden of providing water to families often falls on the shoulders of girls and women.

How water impacts the lives of girls

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From head to toe: Anatomy of girls’ health

Girls are more vulnerable to particular health risks, just because they are girls. Find out what problems girlsface and how Plan’s addressing them.

How Plan is addressing health issues faced by girls