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.
Did you know that yesterday was 'Girls in ICT Day'? The Day celebrates girls’ interests and strengths, and encourages them to choose a career in information and communication technologies. Read this great post by Linda Raftree, Plan's Senior Director of Information and Communication for Development (ICT). Read more.
I just got back home from an amazing weekend with the Because I am a Girl team in Philadelphia. We were invited to the Philadelphia Science Festival as guests of WBEN (the radio station). We had our own little tent where we set up a table full of Because I am a Girl information and fun takeaways for attendees. Read more.
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.
Here's a great post by Wahdini Hakim, Health Specialist for Plan Indonesia, about a Child Nutrition Project implemented from 2008-2010. The project was such a success that it has been used as a base for our current Food Security and Nutrition Project in Indonesia. 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.