- Today around 57 million primary school aged children are not in school (30 million girls).
- Around 1 in 3 girls worldwide is denied an education due to violence, discrimination, poverty and practices such as child marriage.
- Because I am a Girl is Plan's campaign to fight gender inequality, and aims to support millions of girls to get the education, skills and support they need to transform their lives and the world around them.
- Founded over 75 years ago, Plan is one of the oldest and largest children's development organisations in the world. We work in 50 developing countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas to promote child rights and lift millions of children out of poverty. In 2012, Plan worked with 84 million children in 90,131 communities. Plan is independent, with no religious, political or governmental affiliations.
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