Did you know that EVERY 3 SECONDS, somewhere in the world, a girl is forced to marry against her will? Shocking right? Watch this great video, featured on BBC news, to see Plan actually stopping the illegal marriage of a thirteen year old girl in Bangladesh. Watch the video.
As part of our month-long visit to the city of Philadelphia, our Corporate Relations Director Nayna Agrawal had the opportunity to sit down with WBEN talk show host, Marilyn Russell to tell listeners about the Because I am a Girl initiative. Below, Nayna talks about her big debut on the radio waves of Philly. Read more.
Each year we publish a Because I am a Girl report on the state of the world’s girls. The 2011 report, "So, What About Boys?", was recently launched at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID’s) release of its new Gender Equality policy. Read more.
Here's a great story about a young woman who is attempting to be the first female Bangladeshi to scale Mount Everest. As if that isn’t cool enough, she’ll be flying a Because I am a Girl flag while doing it! Read more.
Hear from Dounia Bredes, our Youth Outreach and Marketing Coordinator here at Plan. Last week, Dounia had the honor of serving as the keynote speaker at a celebration of International Women’s Day (IWD) at the Lincoln School in Providence, RI. Read more.
Because of you, Because I am a Girl has won a top spot in Women Deliver 50, a list of the 50 most inspiring ideas and solutions that are delivering for girls and women across the globe! Thank you to everyone who voted - this would not have been possible without you. Read more.