Empowerment

Meet one of the “bravest girls in the world”

Lisa

Glamour magazine honoured 9 girls who’ve overcome barriers to their education, like Hap from Plan Canada’s Community Sponsorship program in Vietnam. Read more »

Violence against girls and women: Adolescent girls speak out

Lisa

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women: Girls around the world, including Canada, speak out about gender-based violence. Read more »

Two incredible girls fighting for children’s rights!

Kate Jongbloed

In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, meet two girls championing children’s rights in Africa. Read more »

How toilets play a role in gender equality

Lisa

World Toilet Day – The lack of sanitation is a global health issue, and when it comes to girls and women, it’s also an issue of gender inequality. Read more »

How the world celebrated the 2014 International Day of the Girl

Lisa

See how Canada and other countries around the world celebrated Day of the Girl and a #BrighterFuture for girls everywhere! Read more »

8 ways to celebrate International Day of the Girl!

Lisa

8 ways to show your support for gender equality and celebrate girls’ rights for International Day of the Girl! Read more »

Literacy to the rescue! How a book swap is changing girls’ lives

Lisa

A Canadian mom showed her community the power of literacy by hosting a book swap to support girls' education around the world. Read more »

Swimmers make a big splash for girls’ rights!

Lisa

Over the last few years, the Toronto Synchronized Swimming Club has supported Because I am a Girl with their annual fundraiser – raising close to $3,000! Read more »

Why we admire ‘the girl who silenced the world’

Lisa

In celebration of World Environment Day, we’re shining the spotlight on an inspiring woman speaking out to protect the earth: Severn Cullis-Suzuki. Read more »

Why maternal and child health matters to Olympic champion and new mom, Jenn Heil

Lisa

Olympic champion and new mom, Jenn Heil, shares some of her experiences as a mother and her thoughts on global maternal, newborn and child health. Read more »

What you can do to help #BringBackOurGirls

Lisa

#BringBackOurGirls: Learn more about the issues surrounding girls’ education and Plan’s work to end violence against girls in school. Read more »

AFRIpads: A below the belt social enterprise

Kate Jongbloed

AFRIpads – one of Uganda's newest social enterprises - is helping girls stay in school with affordable and reusable sanitary pads. Read more »