March: Thank you for getting involved!

Letter from the Editor

Welcome to the world of Because I am a Girl!

We are so excited to release our first monthly edition of the Because I am a Girl Newsletter, which will provide you with the latest stories, media, and information about the initiative.

Lots of new things are going on and there are many ways for you to get involved!

We are thrilled that you share our passion about ending gender inequality and promoting girls’ rights.

Want to learn more? Find out what the excitement is all about at

Don’t forget to like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and check out some amazing videos on YouTube!


Student or Child Bride?

Did you know that forced marriage is one of the main reasons that girls in rural communities drop out of school?

In parts of Egypt, most girls are unable to decide who and when they can marry. Because they are girls, they are more likely to become victims of violence and be pulled out of school.

Find out more about this project and what you can do to help.


How You Can Protect a Girl

Protect a Girl is your way to provide girls around the world with the support they need to reach their full potential.

Girls in developing countries face injustices every day–simply because they are girls. You can give them a chance to unleash their inner heroes and build themselves brighter futures!

It’s easy to get involved. Visit to make a donation or to sign up and receive more information about the initiative.


Introducing...Kate Nash!

There's a new Global Because I am a Girl Ambassador in town.

Internationally acclaimed singer, songwriter, and musician, Kate Nash, is helping to raise awareness about the importance of girls.

Kate recently traveled with us to Ghana to witness firsthand the transformative power of protecting girls. Check out Kate's page for exclusive pictures, video, and an interview about her experience in Africa.

This month Kate began her tour throughout the United States and Because I am a Girl has been along for the ride. Check out Kate's tour dates and join the fun!


Girl News

Plan's Safer Cities Project: Welcome to Hanoi

For 18-year-old Bi, being a tour guide in her urban city was always a dream. Find out how she's making it a reality.

Radio Broadcasts Promote Lifelong Learning for Girls

A radio broadcasting program in Laos gives 17-year-old Pacia the opportunity to pursue her passion.


This could be you!

 Do the 'girl pose.' Snap a pic and tweet it to @bcimaGIRL using #girlpose. You could be featured in next month's newsletter!


Upcoming Dates

April 7:
World Health Day

April 18:
Kate's Concert in Hull (UK)

April 25:
World Malaria Day