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What Does it Mean to Be a Girl?

August 20, 2014
Plan asked girls in South America what it means to be a girl.

What does it mean to be a girl?

For many girls in developing countries, being a girl means you’re more likely to face discrimination, suffer from malnutrition, or be forced into marriage. Plan International’s Because I am a Girl initiative seeks to empower girls and women by changing attitudes and beliefs.

In this film, girls from different countries across the Region of the Americas explain from their point of view and experience, what it means to be a girl.


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