Empowerment

The ripple effect of empowering girls and women

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Meet empowered girls and women from Ghana, who’re investing their skills, knowledge and income in their families and communities to create lasting change. Read more »

Bringing life into a disaster: Pregnant during the Nepal earthquake

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See how the damage to roads and buildings caused by the earthquakes in Nepal is posing unique challenges for pregnant women in need of urgent healthcare. Read more »

A love for education: Like mother, like daughter

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A mother’s love can inspire incredible change! Meet a mother and daughter fighting for girls’ education among the Baka indigenous peoples of Cameroon. Read more »

Surviving the Nepal earthquake: A young girl’s story

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On April 25, 2015 a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal, affecting millions. Understand the impact on children through the eyes of a 10-year-old survivor. Read more »

How empowering a community means a brighter future for girls and women

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See how Plan Canada’s Community Sponsorship program is empowering the entire community of Volta, Ghana, and changing the lives of girls and women. Read more »

#BringBackOurGirls, 1 year later: What’s changed?

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On April 14, 2014, more than 200 schoolgirls were kidnapped in Nigeria, igniting #BringBackOurGirls on social media. We look at what’s happened since then. Read more »

3 pressing health issues affecting girls in developing countries

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With limited access to healthcare and information, menstruation, child marriage, and Ebola are becoming major girls’ health issues in developing countries. Read more »

More than 3 million girls can now look forward to a better, brighter future!

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Plan International’s Because I am a Girl global initiative has reached over 3 million girls through programs that promote girls’ rights and gender equality. Read more »

The story and inspiration behind “Because I am a Girl”

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This is the story behind the name, “Because I am a Girl” – Plan International’s global initiative to end gender inequality, and promote girls’ rights. Read more »

Breaking free from a life as a Kamalari slave

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In photos: From slavery to freedom – Experience the stories of a group of girls and young women freed from the Kamalari slave system in Nepal. Read more »

Water: A girl’s responsibility

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VIDEO: See how Plan International’s improving access to clean water for communities around the world, and benefiting the lives of girls and their families. Read more »

Breaking down barriers: Girls and women who’ve challenged gender stereotypes

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For International Women’s Day, meet 6 girls and women who are breaking down barriers and overcoming gender stereotypes with Plan International’s support. Read more »