Because I am a Girl is a global movement to highlight the silent emergency of gender discrimination in the developing world which traps girls in a cycle of poverty and inequality.
The Because I am a Girl campaign aims to highlight the lack of rights and equality that girls experience in the developing world.
With Plan Ireland’s Because I am a Girl Fund, you are helping the world’s most vulnerable and neglected group – girls. We know that, given the chance, girls will break out of poverty, support their families and encourage their communities to develop alongside them.
How does it work?
Your contribution will be invested in effective global projects which address and promote equality for girls. Currently Plan’s work with girls includes setting up girl-friendly schools in Togo, freeing slave girls in Nepal and establishing female genital cutting prevention programmes in Guinea.
You will receive a yearly Because I am a Girl report so you can see exactly how your donations are making an impact.
Why should I donate?
- Girls are 3 times more likely to suffer from malnutrition, because their family feeds their brothers first
- 70% of all people living on less than $1 per day are female
- Each year 2 million girls between the ages of 5 – 15 are trafficked, sold or coerced into the sex trade
We know there are solutions. Unlock her potential.