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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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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 »