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Use your power to power change for girls

Every day, millions of girls around the world are denied their basic human rights – simply because they're girls. Because I am a Girl is Plan International’s global initiative that is working to advance girls’ rights by helping them unleash their inherent power and potential.

Your generous monthly contributions will be 4x matched by our funding partners – meaning your support will reach 4X more girls around the world, for 4X the impact.

To gain equal rights, girls need allies like you

Click on the barrier’s girls face below to see the solutions you can be a part of:


Meet the Members of Team Girl

Young pregnant girl
Acts of violence are common in my community. Being part of Plan International's project has helped me realized that

women are just as strong as men

and life doesn't have to be like this. This, along with seeing people suffer from violence, is the reason I became an agent of change.
Yuma, 15, Nicaragua
It is necessary to break the silence for the millions of silences still waiting to be broken. This is exactly why I was inspired to join forces as a Celebrated Ambassador – to spread awareness for the work Plan International Canada does to

help end child marriage and challenge gender norm.

Older woman in Ghana.
Young girl with baby
I chose to support the Because I am a Girl project because I believe when women and girls are supported and empowered, through education and entrepreneurship,

communities can thrive.

Supporting girls benefits everyone.
Melanie Scott, Because I am a Girl monthly supporter

See your monthly support drive real change through projects like:

girl holding megahone


  • Empowering girls in the Philippines to complete their education and decide their own futures by enabling them to lead, learn, work and harness their sexual and reproductive rights, while engaging all levels of the community as change-makers against gender inequality and gender-based violence.

  • Kick-starting young women’s entrepreneurial initiatives in Colombia, training girls in vocational, management and financial literacy skills, earning and saving money for their futures.

  • Enrolling girls in school and training teachers in Uganda as gender equality advocates, making for protective learning environments where girls’ voices are shared and heard.


  • 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?