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.
Check out this guest blog post from an amazing girl in Zimbabwe. Yeukai was sponsored through Plan back in 1991 and is now a lawyer focused on children's rights. She's also a HUGE role model for girls in her community! Read more.
Guest blogger, journalist and campaigner Mariane Pearl attended the 56th Commission of the Status of Women in New York where several Plan delegates participated in key events. Take a look at her update from the event. Read more.
I’ve just returned from spending the week with Plan youth delegates from around the world at this year’s Commission on the Status of Women. I am so excited to share with you all about what a tremendous experience it was. Read more.