October 11th is the UN International Day of the Girl

It's time to show our leaders why promoting girls' and young women's leadership, participation and empowerment is key to ensuring a better, more just world.

We're supporting 25 inspiring young female delegates to head to Parliment to promote gender equality through the first ever Girls Leadership Summit.

Stayed tuned and come back soon to visit our new dedicated Because I am a Girl campaign website to learn all about the Girls Leadership Summit, read the Girl Delegate's bios and to vote on the issues that are important to you.

What is the 'Because I am a Girl' Campaign?

Plan’s Because I am a Girl campaign aims to unleash the incredible potential of girls by promoting their rights, transforming futures and creating a better world for all.

The Issue

Every day, girls are denied their rights. They are taken out of school, forced into marriage and subjected to violence, while their brothers get to learn, play and choose their futures. Not only is this unjust, it’s also a huge waste of potential with serious global consequences.

The Solution

We know that when you invest in girls, the whole world benefits. If a girl has enough to eat, a safe environment, and an education, she’ll work to raise the standard of living for herself, her family and her community. And in time, she’ll even strengthen the economy of her entire country.

What can you do?

  • Follow the campaign online - through our website or Facebook Page
  • Enter the #GirlsMatter competition on Instagram
  • Attend a campaign event
  • If you're a student - fundraise through your school
  • Make a donation to Girls Fund or sign up to be a Girls Champion

Make a donation

By making a donation to our Girls Fund, you can help provide girls with education, career skills, improved sanitation, better nutrition and food security. Your donation will fund projects that help girls reach their full potential.

Donate to Girls Fund

Join the Conversation

Follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook, to stay up to date with all the activities planned in the lead up to the International Day of the Girl.



















Get Involved

Your business or school can help change the lives of millions of girls. By supporting our work through educating and fundraising, you join a global movement of people making a tangible, long-term and postivie impact on girls lives.

Our corporate partners not only donate much needed funds to our work, but they also use their brand and networks to raise important awareness of our work. We would like to thank:

  • Intrepid Travel supporting our gender work through SAMA
  • Marsh McLennan Companies for holding an annual International Day of the Girl lunch
  • Jess Mester for organising the Bloggers Bazaar
  • Republica Organic for supporting us through on-pack promotion