Because I am a Girl

A collection of photos and stories that highlight Plan's Because I am a Girl initiative – a global movement to end gender inequality, promote girls’ rights and lift millions of girls, and everyone around them, out of poverty.
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Girls’ rights are human rights. Yet, millions of girls around the world are denied an education, life-saving health services, and opportunities for a #BrighterFuture. Together, we can change this.

Girls’ rights are human rights. Yet, millions of girls around the world are denied an education, life-saving health services, and opportunities for a #BrighterFuture. Together, we can change this.

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For girls in Uganda, getting their period means missing out on school. By providing girls with health education, training and resources, Plan is changing this and keeping girls in school!

For girls in Uganda, getting their period means missing out on school. By providing girls with health education, training and resources, Plan is changing this and keeping girls in school!

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#BLOG: A celebration of Because I am a Girl supporters, fundraisers and advocates across Canada for their support of girls’ rights in developing countries.

#BLOG: A celebration of Because I am a Girl supporters, fundraisers and advocates across Canada for their support of girls’ rights in developing countries.

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Meet 4 young women who prove that youth have the leadership and passion to create change!

Meet 4 young women who prove that youth have the leadership and passion to create change!

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By climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, one of Plan Canada’s newest staff members is taking the fight for girls’ rights to new heights!

By climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, one of Plan Canada’s newest staff members is taking the fight for girls’ rights to new heights!

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How one Canadian woman is supporting a #BrighterFuture for girls, one book at a time! #LiteracyDay

How one Canadian woman is supporting a #BrighterFuture for girls, one book at a time! #LiteracyDay

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#FACT: 1 in 3 girls and women will experience some form of violence in their lifetime. To tackle this issue, we need to listen to girls and women when it comes to gender-based violence. See what adolescent girls abroad and in Canada have to say about this.

#FACT: 1 in 3 girls and women will experience some form of violence in their lifetime. To tackle this issue, we need to listen to girls and women when it comes to gender-based violence. See what adolescent girls abroad and in Canada have to say about this.

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Today marks the 5th anniversary of the #HaitiEarthquake. Like millions of other people affected by this disaster, Eva's life was thrown into disarray in the aftermath. See how she was able to persevere and rebuild her life with Plan's support. #Haiti5yrs

Today marks the 5th anniversary of the #HaitiEarthquake. Like millions of other people affected by this disaster, Eva's life was thrown into disarray in the aftermath. See how she was able to persevere and rebuild her life with Plan's support. #Haiti5yrs

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In the 5 years since the #HaitiEarthquake, Plan has implemented projects to help communities rebuild, which includes microfinance programs for young women like Rachel.  Empowered through this initiative, Rachel wants to help other women in Haiti gain the skills to create a #BrighterFuture for themselves too! #Haiti5yrs

In the 5 years since the #HaitiEarthquake, Plan has implemented projects to help communities rebuild, which includes microfinance programs for young women like Rachel. Empowered through this initiative, Rachel wants to help other women in Haiti gain the skills to create a #BrighterFuture for themselves too! #Haiti5yrs

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#Bestof2014: People around the world stood up for girls' rights in a big way this year! From #Malala Yousafzai's #NobelPeacePrize win to more vocal support of gender equality, check out 5 of the most memorable moments.

#Bestof2014: People around the world stood up for girls' rights in a big way this year! From #Malala Yousafzai's #NobelPeacePrize win to more vocal support of gender equality, check out 5 of the most memorable moments.

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