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Clearing the path to girls’ education in Guatemala

Desiree Buitenbos | 5 days ago

Every day, girls face unique barriers that prevent them from gaining an education, and building the skills they need to create a brighter future. And for indigenous girls like 14-year-old Timotea from Guatemala, the struggle is even worse as additional prejudices [...] Read more »

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Female-only rickshaw service is driving change in Pakistan

Emma Hamilton-Clark | 2 weeks ago

What’s hot pink, has three wheels and provides security and empowerment for girls and women? An all-female rickshaw taxi service! This unique initiative, launched by Plan International, is quickly making headway and breaking barriers for girls and women in Pakistan. [...] Read more »

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What the Strong Girls accomplished in 2016!

Jessica | 1 month ago

2016 was a big year for our Strong Girls, Strong World program and the incredible young women leading the programs! Operating in partnership with Status of Women, YMCA and YWCA Canada, the Strong Girls, Strong World program has been operating [...] Read more »

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7 wins for girls’ empowerment in 2016

Emma Hamilton-Clark | 2 months ago

As we look back on 2016, we continue to see the resilience of girls in all parts of the world. In North America we see more women participating in politics and athletics, but globally we see a growing focus on [...] Read more »

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Unafraid: speaking out for gender equality!

Guest blogger | 3 months ago

Meet Georgia! Georgia is one of our Speakers Bureau members. She’s part of a network of young people from across Canada who advocate for the advancement of girls’ rights and gender equality both locally and globally. She shares with us [...] Read more »