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Girls’ rights are
human rights

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 a global initiative working to end gender inequality and promote girls’ rights.

The power of girls

When girls are educated, healthy and empowered, they can lift themselves and everyone around them out of poverty.

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Empowering girls to say “NO” to child marriage

Meet Keya – a sponsored child in Bangladesh who is leading by example and proving that girls have the right to take charge of their own lives!

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Dominican Republic makes historic announcement to end child marriage

Change is possible! See how a Plan International-supported campaign has helped successfully raise the minimum age for marriage in the Dominican Republic!

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5 ways to end child marriage

It’s every girl’s right to choose if, who and when they marry. Yet globally, 41,000 girls are forced into child marriage every day. See how we’re working to change this.

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