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Maryam

Maryam.

by Because I am a Girl

Because I am a Girl ambassdor, Maryam, is high school student from rural Pakistan. In her village the importance of girls' education is overlooked. Learn how she's making a difference by giving a voice to girls. Read more.

Urmila

Urmila.

by Because I am a Girl

Urmila, 22, is a former child servant and an activist from Nepal. She'll share her insipring life story with us on the International Day of the Girl. Read more.

Thank You Seattle

Thank You Seattle.

by Allison Costa

The Because I am a Girl team is back on the east coast after an exciting trip to Seattle, WA where we hit the streets to tell the Pacific Northwest all about girls. Read more.

Say

Say "Hello" to Fatmata .

by Because I am a Girl

The belief that girls are of far less value than boys is very strong in Sierra Leone. As a result, 18-year-old Because I am a Girl delegate Fatmata faced significant challenges growing up. Read more

Big Dreams in Niger

Big Dreams in Niger.

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Aissa is a remarkable 15-year-old girl from Niger. After being forced to leave school, Aissa strives to become a seamstress to help lift her and her family out of poverty. Read more