Because I am a Girl

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No society can thrive when half the population is unable to reach their full potential.

Yet in 2016, girls and young women throughout the world continue to be denied the same rights as boys and men. As a result, millions of girls are unable to access education, make important life decisions, and feel safe from gender-based violence and harrassment.
In order to be equal we must ensure all girls are seen, heard and counted. That’s why Plan International is leading a global movement to highlight issues of gender inequality, and create a world where girls everywhere have the opportunity to learn, lead, decide and thrive.


Girls take part in BIAAG - Uganda

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Make for good

Joining forces with Etsy for a second year, the Make for Good initiative harnesses the creative talent of local designers in support of Plan International's Because I am a Girl campaign.

The collection features carefully crafted items such as one-of-a-kind jewellery, bespoke artwork, unique homewares and stationery.

With a minimum of 20% of sales donated, last year the joint venture raised an incredible $30,000, helping hundreds of girls and young women in some of the world’s poorest communities to learn new skills for a brighter future.

You can help support girls everywhere to learn, lead, decide and thrive. Shop the #makeforgood collection today.

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Etsy - Make for Good

Girls are stepping into the shoes of leaders all over the world for Day of the Girl. Follow the action and support the #GirlsTakeover.