Girls rights gender equality

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Gender Inequality is Keeping Girls Out of School

Kavita Dogra | Oct 6, 2017

You may have heard that 62.5 million girls around the world are not in school, and it’s a daunting number. But this large number represents real girls who are being denied their right to an education. Some of their stories [...] Read more »

Equalizing the Playing Field

Guest blogger | Aug 24, 2017

At Plan International Canada, we strongly believe in the power of girls, and strive to see a world where they are equally represented on all levels of the playing field, including the baseball field! That is exactly why we have [...] Read more »

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Stepping up to the Plate with Girls at Bat

Jessica | Jul 13, 2017

We believe that when girls have opportunities to lead, they can change the world – in the classroom, the boardroom and on the baseball diamond! Plan International Canada is excited to partner with the Jays Care Foundation to support the [...] Read more »

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Meet 4 dads fighting for girls’ rights

Desiree Buitenbos | Jun 13, 2017

In communities around the world, fathers play an important role in creating more equal environments where daughters and wives can become empowered, and sons can learn how to stand up for the girls and women in their lives. When a [...] Read more »

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Clearing the path to girls’ education in Guatemala

Desiree Buitenbos | Feb 22, 2017

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 | Feb 16, 2017

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 | Jan 19, 2017

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 | Dec 27, 2016

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 »