June: Because I am a Girl Newsletter

Letter from the Editor

The Because I am a Girl team wants to hear from you!

We are reaching out to our most loyal supporters to learn about what interests you.

Would you like to contribute? Simply fill out a short survey and your feedback will determine what will be featured in upcoming newsletters.

Did you get the chance to watch Girl Rising on CNN? Which story was your favorite? Let us know by sending an email to: DonorRelations@planusa.org.

If you haven’t seen the film – or would like to see it again – there’s still time! Learn how you can bring Girl Rising to your local theater!

Thank you for being a great Because I am a Girl supporter. Without you, none of this would be possible.


Stop Child Trafficking

Did you know that 11,000 girls are trafficked from Nepal every year? The reality is that more children are looking for work to support their families, making them easy prey for traffickers.

The good news- supporters like you are helping to protect girls from lives of slavery or forced prostitution.

Learn more about the Fighting Against Child Trafficking Project, read updates, and see what you can do to help.


Boys Take Action

A group of boys in Rwanda are doing their part to stand up against gender based violence. By sweeping their school grounds, a traditional woman's job, they are showing their community that boys should support girls.

“Gender based violence cannot be alleviated without enlisting the support and involvement of men because they are the main perpetrators...of violence against women,” says 20-year-old Alex.

Read more about boys involvement in advocating for girls' rights.


What Do You Hope For?

Nafissa* is a young girl living in the Dessa village of Niger with her mother and brothers. She used to walk 4 miles each day to fetch water for her family and was unable to go to school. Then, supporters like you helped to change her fate.

You can make a difference in the lives of countless others. By providing safe water for a school, school meals, and school uniforms, you will help children continue their education and to reach their full potential.


Girl News

From Bollywood to Breastfeeding: All in a Day’s Work

Catch up with some of the Because I am a Girl Ambassadors from
Indonesia and learn how your support is making a difference in their lives.

Celebrate Malala Day

Malala is turning 16 on July 12th! Find out where she will be and how
you can get involved in the festivities.


Update on Urmila

 Because I am a Girl Ambassador, Urmila, was recently injured at an anti-slavery sit in. Learn more about her condition and the Nepalese government's response.


Upcoming Dates

June 27:
Girl Rising screening in RI

July 12:
Malala Day

*Nafissa's story is a fictional composite of life for some girls in Niger.